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Hong Kong: Typhoon Mangkhut disrupts normal life

ANI  |  Hong Kong [China] 

The people in Hong Kong were forced to stay indoors on Sunday as strong wind sent debris flying ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Mangkhut.

The (HKO) has raised the signal to - the highest level possible - as the continues to carve a destructive path from the toward mainland China, reported

It is the 15th time in the last 60 years that a has been hoisted.

The strong winds have caused damage to several areas in Hong Kong. It has already torn off roofs, smashed windows and downed trees as authorities have warned of the threat of surges and flooding from torrential rain. The city is almost entirely shut down.

According to the HKO, Mangkhut was recorded packing sustained winds of 173 kilometers per hour.

At 3 p.m. local time, the storm was 110 kilometers (68 miles) southwest of Hong Kong.

The mainland Chinese city of is also on high alert. More than one lakh people have been evacuated.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 14:33 IST