Chinese officials ordered ports in the Shenzhen region to suspend operations due to a strong tropical storm that has approached the region.
he storm Kompasu is expected to pass south of Hong Kong before moving west and coming ashore over northern Vietnam and moving into Cambodia by the end of the week.
The storm is expected to bring winds between 50 and 70 mph to Hong Kong, which made Hong Kong’s weather department issue a No 8 warning signal.
What is more, Hong Kong has experienced a previous, weaker storm that also caused heavy rains. Moreover, in south China, local officialls issued the equivalent warning which is known as a yellow signal going into effect as of mid-day on October 12.
Namely, the Yantian International Container Terminal advised customers that its gatehouse services have been suspended at 00:01 hrs on 12 Oct 2021. Similar suspensions have also been announced on the other container ports in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta, in addition to Hong Kong.
Furthermore, officials are warning residents of Hong Kong to head home early and stay indoors until the storm subsides.
Finally, Hong Kong’s harbor ferries and others operating to the regions have also suspended service.