HONG KONG- TyphoonNida passes through HK, bringing transportation, stock exchange and many other fields to a standstill.
Fierce winds lashed Hong Kong in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but no major damage was reported as Typhoon Nida hit the city and moved onto mainland China.
Winds of up to 145 kilometers per hour (90 miles per hour) were reported in some parts of the city, according to the Hong Kong Observatory, which also warned of the potential risks of flooding.
More than 180 flights to or from Hong Kong’s airport were canceled, and bus, tram and ferry routes suspended.
The Observatory said Tuesday morning that Nida had “weakened into a severe tropical storm and is moving gradually to the inland areas of Guangdong.”