Super Typhoon Saola, which threatens to be the strongest typhoon to hit China’s southern cities in decades, is already approaching.
Tens of millions of people in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and other southern Chinese megacities have now stayed in their homes.
While hundreds of flights were canceled across the region and the start of the school year in Hong Kong was delayed.
With a possible direct hit, authorities in Hong Kong raised the warning level, Friday night to the highest level in the city “T10”
The T10 warning level had only been issued 16 times since World War II before Saola.
According to the observatory, the maximum water level may reach a historical record, also warning that there will be serious flooding.