By Azania Post Reporter
AT least 12 people have been killed due to strong storm that occurred in Hong Kong, leaving thousands homeless.
Typhoon Hato made landfall at noon yesterday near Zhuhai city in Guangdong province, bringing with it strong winds and pouring rain.
The Island raised its typhoon warning signal to 10, the highest level. The territory and nearby Macau were brought to a standstill.
The storm caused widespread flooding, blackouts and destruction.
Weather authorities raised the hurricane threat to 10, the highest level, for the first time in five years Chinese state media said nearly 27,000 people on the mainland were evacuated.
Authorities have issued alerts for landslides, flooding and other geological disasters, reported news agency.
Hong Kong’s meteorological authority said Hato had maximum winds of up to 175kph (109mph).