The world’s strongest storm of the year, typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in China’s mainland on Sunday night.
It weakened as it reached Guangdong province in the south -
one of the world’s most densely populated regions home to 100 million people.
This after a near direct hit on Hong Kong and Macau, lashing the islands with high winds, waves and flooding.
Thousands of people were without power either knocked out by the storm or shut down for safety reasons.
In China 2.4 million people had to be evacuated from their homes.
Hundreds of flights were canceled.
The high-speed train service was suspended.
And thousands of fishing boats headed back to port
Once the wind and the rain died down, the cleanup started on Monday, With flooding fallen trees and debris to be cleared.
And after safety checks were carried out, road, rail and air services slowly began to start operating again on the mainland.
The storm is expected to continue moving west towards northern Vietnam.