Severe Typhoon Mangkhut: Signal No 9 raised as Hong Kong braces for waves up to 14m high

Flights cancelled, villagers evacuated from low-lying areas and government emergency response plans activated as Hong Kong digs in for what could be most intense storm on record to ever hit the city.

Hong Kong could on Sunday be battered by waves up to 14 metres high as officials brace for the worst under a possible No 10 typhoon warning signal, with the most powerful storm the world has seen this year roaring towards the city.

The No 9 signal was issued at 7.40am on Sunday as Severe Typhoon Mangkhut came within striking distance, threatening a total shutdown of the city, with flights cancelled, villagers evacuated from low-lying areas, and government departments activating their emergency response plans.

The Observatory will consider issuing higher signals in the next few hours as winds continue to strengthen, with Mangkhut expected to skirt about 100km to the south of the city at noon on Sunday.

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