Hong Kong raises storm warning as typhoon Lionrock lashes South China Sea

Collapsed bamboo scaffolds of a residential building are seen as Typhoon Lionrock hits Hong Kong on Oct 8, 2021.
Collapsed bamboo scaffolds of a residential building are seen as Typhoon Lionrock hits Hong Kong on Oct 8, 2021.PHOTO: REUTERS
Cars make their way in a road flooded by rain brought by tropical storm Lionrock in Hong Kong on Oct 8, 2021.
Cars make their way in a road flooded by rain brought by tropical storm Lionrock in Hong Kong on Oct 8, 2021.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - The Hong Kong authorities issued the city's third-highest storm signal early on Saturday (Oct 9), shutting down transport networks, schools and offices as Tropical Storm Lionrock lashed the northern South China Sea.

The city's weather observatory raised its No. 8 storm warning signal at 6.40am (1040 GMT) local time and said it would likely remain in place through the morning.

Lionrock combined with surging northern monsoon winds and heavy rain on Friday to batter the city, with one female construction worker killed when scaffolding collapsed in the Happy Valley suburb.