450 flights cancelled in HKG due to Typhoon Hato

Hundreds of flights were cancelled and markets closed as Hong Kong felt the effects of Typhoon Hato on Wednesday.

A total of 450 flights cancelled, and there were four reports of serious flooding across the territory.

"Hato is now closest to the territory, skirting around 60 kilometers to the south of Hong Kong. Hurricane force winds are affecting the southern part of Hong Kong," Hong Kong Observatory said in a statement.

Hong Kong is facing one of the most serious storms to come through in the last five years, with the Observatory raising the storm warning to the highest level Wednesday morning. 

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