Typhoon Mangkhut makes landing in southern China to Jolting Hong Kong

Typhoon Mangkhut makes landing in southern China to Jolting Hong Kong

HONG KONG – Typhoon Mangkhut landed on the southeastern coast of China on Sunday, causing more than 100,000 people to evacuate, killing Hong Kong at wind speeds of up to 100 miles an hour, causing 11-foot storm surges in the city's port.

In southern China, the storm collapsed at 17 o'clock. in the province of Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, with wind speeds of 100 miles or 160 kilometers per hour, the official news agency Xinhua reported. State news media said more than 100,000 people had been evacuated from the province.

The typhoon was thought to be weakening as it traversed mainland China, but it has already taken a significant toll: landslides in the Philippines spiked dozens of people, including people in a church and a miners' dormitory, as the rescuers move in.

The intensity of the storm in Hong Kong tested a city that has developed complicated typhoon protection measures. The mountainous terrain of the city usually prevents flooding. Retaining walls on steep slopes prevent deadly landslides.

But on Sunday they threatened to fail, and the Hong Kong Observatory instituted a landslide campaign in which people were asked to stay away from steep hills and retaining walls and issue evacuation notices to residents in areas with landslides. Temporary accommodations have been opened.

The residents of Hong Kong had prepared for the incident by stocking themselves with groceries the night before, clearing shelves with many items, and instructing some merchants to raise the price of the tape people use on windows. On Sunday, most residents settled in their homes, while those in more flood-prone areas sought shelter in shelters.

"How should I go home?" Asked an elderly man desperately in a phone.

"Heng Fa Chuen has become a water reservoir," said May Siu, a longtime resident. "I lived here for 30 years and these storms started last year with only Hato," she said, referring to the biggest typhoon last year.

Shaking his head at the broken lampposts and flooded entrances, local residents said that Sunday's storm had done far more damage than last year. Then the teenagers rolled up their shorts and prepared to wade home through drifting debris.

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