16 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, southern China

25 August, 2017, 01:26 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • Three killed as Typhoon Hato hits HK

At least 12 people were killed as typhoon Hato, the strongest this year, lashed southern China, the media reported.

Chow Yun-Fat has been spotted in Hong Kong helping clean up the aftermath of Typhoon Hato.

Macau's chief executive, Chui Sai On, pledged August 24 that the government would work diligently alleviate the damage caused by the strong typhoon and help residents resume their normal lives as quickly as possible.

About half of the households had power back by late yesterday.In Zhuhai, a ship which lost control amid gales and high tides hit a pier of a major bridge, causing the bridge surface to tilt.

The airline canceled 450 flights and the ferry operator stopped commuting services and routes to Macau and the cities in the delta.

Hato had moved to mainland China's Guangdong province by Wednesday afternoon, triggering landslides, killing four and displacing over 26-thousand.

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Typhoon Hato uprooted trees, flooded streets, and forced hundreds of airline flight cancellations.

At least nine people were killed in southern China, including five in Macau, according to Macau's Government Information Bureau.

Three men aged 30 to 65 died, the Macau government said, while two people were missing.

Neighboring semi-autonomous territory Macau, located on China's south coast, said eight people had been killed in the territory after a sudden deluge swamped the area.

Hato is the first category 10 storm to hit Hong Kong since typhoon Vicente in 2012. Schools, museums and public venues remained closed on Thursday. On Wednesday evening, the government of Macau stated that they were trying to see that water service is restored and electricity supplies were reactivated as quickly as possible.

As Hato moved west between Taiwan and the Philippines it intensified rapidly from a tropical storm to a typhoon, exceeding the storm intensities that had earlier been forecast by most meteorological agencies.


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