WATCH: Insane Videos of Typhoon Hato Making Landfall in China

By Matthew Bossons, August 23, 2017

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Typhoon Hato has made landfall in Guangdong province, forcing school closures, inter-city train suspensions and a halt of service on aboveground portions of Shenzhen's subway system. 

In Hong Kong, a No. 10 typhoon signal was issued, the first in five years and only the 15th since 1946. Hundreds of flights out of the Special Administrative Region have been canceled and the city's education bureau announced that schools would be closed Wednesday, according to South China Morning Post

As of this morning, flooding has been reported in Hong Kong and Zhuhai.


A red typhoon warning has been issued for Guangzhou’s Nansha District, an orange warning for Panyu and a yellow alert in Haizhu, Tianhe, Liwan, Yuexiu and Baiyun. Shenzhen was upgraded to a red typhoon warning this morning at 10am.

Below is a compilation of storm videos currently making the rounds on Chinese social media, although That's would like to stress that we cannot independently verify the authenticity of the footage (VPN off):

Outside of China? Watch on YouTube.

For a detailed list of closures in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, click here. For information on Shenzhen Metro services, click here.

To track Typhoon Hato's path in real time, click here.

[Images via South China Morning Post, WeChat]

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