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Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida hits

A member of staff at the Airport Express terminal sits in front of an information board displaying a list of cancelled (in red) and delayed flights in Hong Kong on August 1, 2016, shortly after a "T8" storm signal was raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong hunkered down on August 1 as Typhoon Nida swirled towards the territory, with more than 100 flights cancelled and schools closed, and Guangzhou in neighbouring mainland China issued its top storm alert. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE
A member of staff at the Airport Express terminal sits in front of an information board displaying a list of cancelled (in red) and delayed flights in Hong Kong on August 1, 2016, shortly after a “T8” storm signal was raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong hunkered down on August 1 as Typhoon Nida swirled towards the territory, with more than 100 flights cancelled and schools closed, and Guangzhou in neighbouring mainland China issued its top storm alert. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Gusts of 151 kilometers (93 miles) per hour whipped the city and rain lashed down during the night, and authorities warned of floods and landslides

HONG KONG (Aug. 2, 2016) — Hong Kong shut down Tuesday, August 2, as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China.  Continue reading Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida hits