Typhoon Usagi starts pounding Hong Kong
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - A powerful typhoon began pounding Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, late on Sunday.
Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the Western Pacific this year, has brought with it warnings of severe flooding as well as strong winds in the event of a direct hit.
Over 370 flights were cancelled in the Asian financial centre, while residents rushed home ahead of what weathermen warned could be the strongest hit by a typhoon in years.
The No. 8 signal warning was hoisted as winds intensified and the famous harbour churned with waves. The storm, which killed two people in the Philippines, was expected to buffet the city through Monday, possibly closing financial markets and the stock exchange.