Typhoon Nida hit Hong Kong Tuesday, closing down a majority of the financial hub with high winds, and affecting hundreds of flights. Low-lying areas were put on flood alert. This is the country’s first major typhoon this year, and brought winds of more than 100km per hour (62 mph) and at 5:20 am the observatory issued an amber warning. Over 150 flights were canceled according to the Airport Authority, and both Dragonair and Cathay Pacific announced none of their flights would be operating until 2 pm local time at the earliest. Bus, train, and ferry services were also canceled.
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