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article imageHong Kong struck by Typhoon Vincente (video)

By Anne Sewell     Jul 24, 2012 in World
Hong Kong - Hong Kong was hammered by the strongest storm in ten years on Tuesday. Dozens were injured and hundreds sought refuge in shelters.
The Hong Kong Observatory gave Typhoon Vincente the highest category 10 rating, as it slammed the territory on Tuesday.
More than 100 people were injured of which 72 are in hospital. More than 200 people headed for government shelters, away from the storm.
Dozens of flights had to be canceled or rerouted from Hong Kong airport due to the 140 km/h winds. Trees were blown down in the streets and trading on the stock exchange was temporarily delayed.
Flooding was also reported in some areas of the city from the torrential downpour.
Typhoon Vincente is now heading towards China's Guandong province, but the Hong Kong Observatory said that the gale-force wind warning was still in effect in the city.
Shenzhen in Guangdong province was battered by strong winds and rain as Typhoon Vincente passed within 100 kms of Hong Kong shortly after midnight, tearing trees from the ground in its wake.
Hong Kong is now undergoing a clean up after the storm and business is now almost back to normal.
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