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6 dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

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AFTER THE TYPHOON. A young child looks at a flooded playground and marine debris after heavy winds and rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

Local media shows severe flooding had left cars underwater and people swimming in Macau’s city streets, with the territory’s mega-casinos running on back-up generators

HONG KONG (Aug. 23, 2017) — Typhoon Hato left 5 dead in the gambling hub of Macau on Wednesday, August 23, as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighboring Hong Kong, where one man also died. Continue reading 6 dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Hong Kong raises highest warning for Severe Typhoon Hato

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TYPHOON PREPS. A security guard reinforces doors taped up as winds from Typhoon Hato lash the exterior of the IFC building in Hong Kong’s Central district on August 23, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

It is the first such alert in 5 years and only the the third time the Typhoon 10 warning has been issued since 1997

HONG KONG (Aug. 23, 2017) — Hong Kong raised its highest storm warning Wednesday, August 23, as Severe Typhoon Hato brought the city to a standstill, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights as heavy rain and winds pummeled the territory. Continue reading Hong Kong raises highest warning for Severe Typhoon Hato