Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, has slammed into Hong Kong lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in Macau three people were killed.
Hato is the 13th typhoon to hit China this year. Typhoon Hato was the strongest since 1968 to hit.
Hato had been downgraded to a tropical storm and was about 680 km (422 miles) west of Hong Kong and expected to weaken further as it moves inland over China.
Hato battered the financial hub of Hong Kong, uprooting trees, flooding streets, forcing hundreds of airline flights to be cancelled and halting financial trading.