FBC Asia Limited was open during Mangkhut rage

By: FBC Asia Limited HK
SHEUNG WAN, Hong Kong - Oct. 6, 2018 - PRLog -- The cleanup from Typhoon Mangkhut began in Hong Kong and Southern China on Monday after the storm left at least four dead in Guangdong province, damaged buildings and disrupted flights throughout the region.

Mangkhut, the world's most powerful storm this year, was blamed for more than 200 million yuan ($29.1 million) of damage in the southern province of Guangdong, state broadcaster China Central Television reported. The storm killed dozens when it earlier hit the Philippines.

Ryan Cheung of FBC Asia said "the weakened remnants of Mangkhut were forecast to move across the inland area of southern China, and all storm warning signals were canceled shortly, the Hong Kong Observatory said at 6:45 p.m. Macau's casinos reopened after a 33-hour shutdown that's estimated to cost operators as much as $186 million in revenue. Flights in and out of the region are gradually resuming.

Mangkhut had shut Hong Kong all day Sunday after the Observatory gave the storm its highest warning signal. Hong Kong escaped the brunt although media reports showed images of apartment building windows being blown out, trees toppling, scaffolds collapsing (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/terminal/PF5W5ZAIBMDH) and a crane falling off a building at a construction site. Storm surges raised sea levels as much as four meters higher than usual in Victoria Harbour, according to the Observatory.

Mr. Cheung said he could see trees flying by the office on Monday Morning, from his penthouse office location.

Schools in Hong Kong will be closed for a second day on Tuesday, while some of the city's bus and railway services remain suspended. The government aims to complete its clean up of major roads by 5 a.m. local time on Tuesday, said the city's commissioner for transport during a briefing on Monday. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam urged companies to show understanding and adopt a flexible approach to staff who have difficulties getting back to work. Hong Kong Disneyland and Hong Kong Ocean Park were shut for clean-up.

Hong Kong Airport is trying to get business back to normal. More than 1,400 flights had been canceled across the region, according to Flight Aware. Cathay Pacific Airways said it expects a gradual return to scheduled operations, but there will be continued delays and cancelations said Cheung.

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