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Typhoon Nida Pretty Much Shut Down Hong Kong

Posted at 10:53 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 11:53:47-04

A major Chinese city shut down and others are on red alert thanks to a typhoon.

Schools and the stock market closed, and most transportation shut down in anticipation of Typhoon Nida hitting Hong Kong on Tuesday. 

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The typhoon was expected to be the strongest typhoon the region had experienced since 1983

It produced wind gusts of 90 miles per hour and dumped several inches of rain on the city.

Luckily, no major damage or casualties have been reported.

The Hong Kong Observatory downgraded the typhoon to a tropical storm on Tuesday around noon. The storm is now slowly moving inland.

This video includes clips from CCTVRTHKSouth China Morning Post and The Weather Channel, and images from Getty Images. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.


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