Typhoon passes through Hong Kong… ‘Worst heavy rain’ in 139 years
Due to the effects of the typhoon, the heaviest rain fell in Hong Kong in 139 years. As the city was completely flooded, schools were closed and the stock market did not open.
Correspondent Kwon Ran provides detailed news.
Huge muddy water is pouring down the hill.
A woman who falls while crossing the street holding an umbrella is carried tens of meters down by a strong current.
Half of the first floor of a downtown store was submerged in water, and the shopping mall lobby turned into a huge puddle.
The subway platform is also flooded, making it impossible to stop.
Typhoon Haikui brought record-breaking rain to Hong Kong.
In particular, last night, 158 mm of rain fell in an hour like a bucket, recording the highest rainfall in 139 years.
[Connie Cheong/Hong Kong resident: I have never 메이저사이트seen a situation like this before. It’s the worst. It wasn’t like this during the last typhoon, so it’s scary.]
So far, 110 people have been injured, and 4 of them are in critical condition.
Hong Kong authorities issued a black alert, the highest level of the storm, and schools at all levels suspended classes and the stock market was closed.
Heavy rain damage continued to occur in Shenzhen and Guangzhou in southern China, which border Hong Kong.
In Shenzhen, 465 mm of rain fell in 12 hours, breaking a record set 71 years ago.
[Oh my god, I woke up at 4 a.m. and the whole room was full of water.]
A delivery driver who came to work during a sudden heavy rain managed to escape by swimming.
[Shenzhen Longgang Resident: After eating dinner, there was a torrential downpour. All the cars are submerged in water and I can’t move.]
The cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen have issued red heavy rain warnings for most areas and are in an emergency defense posture, including suspending school classes and temporarily suspending public transportation.