Wednesday, August 23, 2017

3 dead as Typhoon Hato hits Macau, Hong Kong

3 dead as Typhoon Hato hits Macau, Hong Kong
The Chinese resort city of Macau reported three deaths and numerous power outages after Typhoon Hato struck the island with gale-force winds.

The city of 270,000, across the mouth of the Pearl River from Hong Kong, announced a Number 8 typhoon signal on Tuesday, indicating sustained wind speeds of up to 118 mph and gusts of up to 138 mph on the Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals chart.

Power was out for hours in the city's casinos and government buildings. Schools and businesses were also closed for the day. Ferry services in the Pearl River delta were canceled, as were dozens of flights from Macau's airport.

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