Typhoon Hato Pounds Hong Kong Coast

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 23, 201721 views
Published: August 23, 2017

The southern coast of Hong Kong was pummeled by waves and rain as Typhoon Hato hit the city on August 23. The Hong Kong Observatory issued the number 10 signal – the highest out of the city’s eight storm warnings, indicating “hurricane force winds” were possible – at 9:10 am. This was the first time a number 10 signal had been issued since 2012, according to the South China Morning Post. Schools and workplaces were closed and the majority of flights were either suspended or cancelled due to the storm’s 81 mph winds, The Standard reported. This footage shows the typhoon hit the southern coast of Hong Kong at Stanley Bay. Credit: Dave Steele via Storyful

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