At least 16 people have died in the typhoon that recently ripped through Macau, Hong kong and mainland China.
Typhoon Hato brought hurricane force winds and heavy rain, forcing tens of thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes.
Power was also down at numerous casinos in Macau on Wednesday, Aug. 23rd, leading to flooding in the low-level areas.
8 people died as a result.
In neighboring Hong Kong, the typhoon disrupted transportation with more than 400 flights canceled.
Schools, offices, and even the stock market were also closed.
Meteorologists raised the typhoon 10 warning, which is the most severe, for the first times in five years.
A further 8 people died in mainland China as the storm spread to Guangdong province on Thursday.
Hato is the 13th typhoon to batter the country so far this year.
For United News International, I’m Rachael Latham.