Typhoon Kompasu in Hong Kong was downgraded to a severe tropical storm on Wednesday, October 13, as it brought heavy wind and rain.
Kompasu had prompted a gale warning that day. The Hong Kong Observatory later said wind power had weakened, but a strong wind warning remained in place. Flooding was possible in low-lying areas, the Hong Kong government said.
Kompasu forced the closure of morning stock market trading, and local schools.
The storm earlier brought flooding and powerful winds to the Philippines. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported 13 people dead and nine missing.
This video shows the poor visibility in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong just before 3 pm on Wednesday, according to the source. Credit: Sasipin N Meyer via Storyful