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Macau hoists No. 9 typhoon for the first time since 1999

Macau hoisted today its first No. 9 typhoon signal when Vicente passed near the territory with winds over 180 km per hour. The No 9 signal was hoisted at 2:15 a.m., for the first time since 1999,  when Vicente closed to Macau territory during the night. Monday at about 7:00 p.m, the Meteorological and Geographical […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:51 am

Macau hoisted today its first No. 9 typhoon signal when Vicente passed near the territory with winds over 180 km per hour.

The No 9 signal was hoisted at 2:15 a.m., for the first time since 1999,  when Vicente closed to Macau territory during the night.

Monday at about 7:00 p.m, the Meteorological and Geographical Bureau (SMG) announced the hoisting of the No. 8 signal and at 2:15 today the No 9.

Hong Kong hoisted the No. 9 typhoon signal at 11:20 p.m. and the No. 10 signal – the highest – at 12:45 a.m.

In Macau the No 9 typhoon signal  was substitute by the No 8  at 5:00 a.m. and later lowered to N0 3 at 9:30 a.m. today.

All public bus services were stopped at 8 p.m. Monday while the last ferry to Hong Kong left at 5:40 p.m.

Flights at the airport were also suspended.

The government also closed the three Macau-Taipa bridges.

Several  people had been injured and another dozens had sought shelter at a Social Welfare Bureau facility in Ilha Verde.

The first No. 8 signal this year was hoisted on June 30.(macaunews)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:51 am

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