Typhoon Hato Batters Hung Hom with Waves, Sea Spray and Fierce Winds

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 24, 201722 views
Published: August 24, 2017

Typhoon Hato slammed southern Mainland China after hitting Hong Kong and Macau on August 23, flooding streets, overturning cars and severely damaging roads and structures in multiple cities, particularly Zhuhai, located in Guangdong province. This footage, shot in Hung Hom in the southeast section of Hong Kong’s Kowloon peninsula, shows waves and sea spray churned up by the typhoon. The second video shows debris and damage from the storm. According to the South China Morning Post, city-wide damage was estimated at between $511 million (4 billion HKD) and $1 billion (8 billion HKD) 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. Please note that the uploader should be emailed a link if this footage is embedded in a story or used in a broadcast. (See contact information.) Credit: YouTube/Paul Marriott via Storyful

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