A man reads a newspaper on the edge of a promenade overlooking Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on August 2, 2016, as storm clouds pass during a "T8" storm signal raised for Typhoon Nida. / AFP / Anthony WALLACE
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Typhoon Nida swept through Hong Kong Tuesday, shutting down most of the financial hub and disrupting hundreds of flights with gale-force winds, while low-lying areas were put on flood alert.Hong Kong's first major typhoon this year brought gusts of more than 100 km per hour (62 mph) and prompted authorities to issue an amber warning, signifying heavy rain, at 5.20 a.m. Hong Kong time (2120 GMT).Last month, Typhoon Nepartak drove at least 420,000 people from their homes and caused more than 7.1 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in losses in China's Fujian province alone.
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