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Macau at a standstill for almost 12 hours by Typhoon Wipha

Macau was at a standstill for 11 and a half hours due to the passage of Typhoon Wipha.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:46 am

Macau was at a standstill for 11 and a half hours due to the passage of Typhoon Wipha.

Six people were injured and 29 accidents related to falling objects were reported.

Signal No. 8 came into effect from 2:00PM on Wednesday until 1:30AM Thursday. Soon after, the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau replaced it with the Signal No. 3.

On Wednesday, the ferries coming from Taipa Ferry Terminal made their last trip at 12:45PM and those from Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal at 1:30PM. More than 200 people were left stranded. On Thursday, the Taipa Ferry Terminal resumed at 7:00AM and the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal resumed at 2:00AM.

According to the update from the Macau international Airport at 1:35AM, 55 outgoing flights and 55 incoming flights were cancelled due to Typhoon Wipha.

On Wednesday, phone taxi services were suspended from 2:00PM onward and public bus services at 1:40PM onward.

24 people took to refuge shelters across the city.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Gongbei Border Gate remained open throughout.

Typhoon Wipha came as close as 280km southwest of Macau at 11:00PM and has since moved away.

Typhoon Signal No. 8 signifies winds with speeds of 63-117 km/h and may exceed 180 km/h in Macao. It is only two signals away from Signal No. 10, which is hurricane-force winds that exceeds 118 km/h. (MacauNews)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:46 am

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