Watch: Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in Hong Kong

typhoon mangkhut phiippines hong kong wikimedia commons

Last week, at least seven cyclonic storms were active in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

While all the news focused on Hurricane Florence which clattered into the US east coast, fiercest storm was making landfall just south of Hong Kong.

When Super Typhoon Mangkhut finally struck China, it lashed Hong Kong with 180km/h wind and driving rain.

Can’t quite wrap your head around that number? That’s more than enough power to rip a crane from a building in Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong.

This video was viewed over 1.4-million times on Twitter. Another angle depicts the height the crane fell.

Awful, blood-curdling screeching seemed to be Mangkhut’s specialty. This video was captured by Twitter user Ayk Imo No, gaining more than 2000 likes and 1300 replies. It has been viewed over 770 000 times.

Still not convinced?

Another clip of a massive wave swept up by the Category 1-level wind received an additional 930 000 views on the social network. It was published by CNBC correspondent Akiki Fujita.

It’s feared that the storm, which tore through the northern Philippines as a Super Typhoon on Saturday, may have killed more than 100 people in the island nation.

At least four were killed in mainland China.

Feature image: Colorado State University/Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8/Wikimedia Commons

Andy Walker: Editor
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