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Typhoon Hato

Typhoon Hato was a powerful tropical cyclone that struck southern China, including Hong Kong and Macau, in August 2017. The storm caused 10 fatalities in Macau alone, and the destruction led businesses and schools to close for days.

A man walks down the flooded Rua de Cinco de Outubro street in Macau as Typhoon Mangkhut approached on September 16. Photo: Dickson Lee

What Typhoon Mangkhut taught us: being prepared works

The effective steps taken by the authorities in Hong Kong, Macau and on the mainland to prepare for the superstorm, including inter-governmental efforts, helped avert a repeat of last summer’s Typhoon Hato tragedy.