Typhoon Hato Swamps Roads and Buildings in Hong Kong

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 24, 201713 views
Published: August 24, 2017

Typhoon Hato slammed southern Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau on August 23, flooding streets, overturning cars and severely damaging roads and structures in multiple cities. In Hong Kong, Typhoon Hato’s arrival caused the city’s observatory to raise the typhoon 10 signal – the highest out of Hong Kong’s eight storm warnings. This is the first time a number 10 signal has been issued since 2012. These videos were taken in the Heng Fa Chuen neighborhood, in the east of Hong Kong island. Winds from Typhoon Hato and the high tide sent waves washing over the sea wall in this area. This footage shows severe flooding on the roads as waves crash against the apartment buildings. Also seen is the severe flooding at a parking garage, in which 100 cars were submerged. Credit: Facebook/Daniel Ho via Storyful

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