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Typhoon hits China, shuts Hong Kong

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 00:48

Cities and coastal areas are on high alert as Typhoon Nida makes landfall in southern China, sweeping through Hong Kong. Natasha Howitt reports.

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Typhoon Nida is sweeping through Hong Kong and southern China - shutting business, schools and factories, and disrupting hundreds of flights. Most of Hong Kong's financial hub has been shut down. Low-lying areas are on flood alert, and streets are deserted. As the typhoon head to inland areas in Guangdong, winds were said to be showing signs of weakening. Still, cities are on high alert, and according to state media more than 35,000 people have been evacuated. This is the first major typhoon this year in Hong Kong. Last month though, over 400,000 people were driven from their homes in China by another typhoon.

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Typhoon hits China, shuts Hong Kong

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 00:48