Typhoon Devastates Hong Kong, Macau and South China

Aug 25, 2017

Photo Credit: South China Morning Post, Nora Tam

South China: On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, South China was struck by a strong typhoon that brought massive strong winds and flooding to the city of Macau and Hong Kong. 12 people have been reported killed – 8 in Macau and 4 in Guangdong province in South China, while thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes due to heavy rainfall and flooding.

Typhoon Hato was the strongest typhoon to hit Macau in 53 years. The Hong Kong Weather Observatory declared the highest Signal 10 Tropical Cyclone warning  for the first time in 5 years.

According to Rev. Edmond Kwong, Hong Kong District Superintendent, there are no reported casualties within the members of our church in these areas. 

Please be in prayer for those affected by Typhoon Hato and for the families who have lost their loved ones in this calamity.

 

Sources: The Guardian / CNN

Ingrid Lustaña

Ingrid Kiper Lustaña served as the Writer/Editor of Around the Region News from August 2016 until their reassignment on April 2019 in Southeast Asia Field. Terence and Ingrid now serves the SEA Field as Field Education Coordinators.

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