29 Sep '11, 1am

Life in Hong Kong grinds to a halt as city goes through lockdown for typhoon.

Life in Hong Kong grinds to a halt as city goes through lockdown for typhoon.

HONG KONG - Hong Kong locked down on Thursday, suspending financial markets, schools and transport services as strong winds from the deadly typhoon Nesat brought disruption to the city. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a number eight tropical cyclone warning at 4.40 am (1640 GMT), as winds of 63 kilometres (40 miles) an hour hit the financial hub, bringing down trees. In the observatory's typhoon warning scale, signal number 10 is the highest signal. Financial markets, courts, schools and government buildings are all closed during a number eight warning, and ferry services suspended. Train services will run on reduced timetable, while flights at the Hong Kong International Airport may also be disrupted. The observatory said the typhoon was centred about 350 kilometres (220 miles) south-southwest of the territory and was forecast to move across the northern part of the Sout...

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