Hong Kong, August 2: After the alerts announced, Typhoon Nida finally marched towards Hong Kong with forceful wind and heavy downpour that lashed the city after and made landfall near Dapeng Peninsula in China's Guangdong Province. Nida created winds up to 150 kilometers per hour, however lowering its speed as it struck the land on Monday night.
The winds turned to south-westerlies from Hong Kong which resulted in exposure of high winds according to the observatory in HongKong. Hundreds of train routes and flights had already been canceled in cities across southern China as Nida approached the land after hitting Philippines.
"All emergency rescue and disaster response units, please adopt measures to ensure preparation work for the provision of water, electricity, gas, transport, communications, civil administration, medical treatment, epidemic prevention and food supply and other disaster relief efforts," the city Government said in a statement on its official microblog.
The State Oceanic Administration of China had issued orange alert regarding the arrival of Typhoon Nida. Sea waves as high as 11 meters are expected in the northern South China Sea, while the southern Taiwan Strait will witness waves as high as seven meters.