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In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong

Hong Kong shut down August 2 as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China

In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
People struggle to control their umbrellas in high winds on August 2, 2016 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Typhoon Nida hit Hong Kong on Tuesday where more then 150 flights were disrupted while the morning trading session at the Hong Kong stock exchange was suspended and schools were closed. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
Rescue workers attempt to secure bamboo scaffolding that was damaged overnight at the top of a building in Hong Kong on August 2, 2016, during a 'T8' storm signal raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong shut down August 2 as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
The waves batter the Vitoria Harbor on August 2, 2016 in Hong Kong. Typhoon Nida hit Hong Kong on Tuesday where more then 150 flights were disrupted while the morning trading session at the Hong Kong stock exchange was suspended and schools were closed. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
Passengers queue up as they wait to find out the status of their flights after Typhoon Nida caused chaos at the international airport in Hong Kong on August 2, 2016. Hordes of angry passengers stranded after Typhoon Nida pummelled Hong Kong crowded the airport on August 2, desperately seeking flights as the city emerges from lockdown while the storm swept across southern China. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
Firefighters remove fallen trees at Tsim Sha Tsui on August 2, 2016 in Hong Kong. Typhoon Nida hit Hong Kong on Tuesday where more then 150 flights were disrupted while the morning trading session at the Hong Kong stock exchange was suspended and schools were closed. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
People struggle to control their umbrellas in high winds on August 2, 2016 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Typhoon Nida hit Hong Kong on Tuesday where more then 150 flights were disrupted while the morning trading session at the Hong Kong stock exchange was suspended and schools were closed. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
People struggle to control their umbrellas in high winds on August 2, 2016 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Typhoon Nida hit Hong Kong on Tuesday where more then 150 flights were disrupted while the morning trading session at the Hong Kong stock exchange was suspended and schools were closed. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
Fallen trees lie on the ground in the aftermath of Typhoon Nida in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on August 2, 2016. Typhoon Nida made landfall in southern China on August 2 as hundreds of flights were cancelled as the storm brought violent winds and torrential rain. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
Passengers rest as they wait to find out the status of their flights after Typhoon Nida caused chaos at the international airport in Hong Kong on August 2, 2016. Hordes of angry passengers stranded after Typhoon Nida pummelled Hong Kong crowded the airport on August 2, desperately seeking flights as the city emerges from lockdown while the storm swept across southern China. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
An uprooted tree is pictured in the aftermath of Typhoon Nida in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, on August 2, 2016. Typhoon Nida made landfall on August 2 early morning in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, with winds gusting up to 151 kilometres per hour. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
Rescue workers attempt to secure bamboo scaffolding that was damaged overnight at the top of a building in Hong Kong on August 2, 2016, during a 'T8' storm signal raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong shut down August 2 as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
People struggle to control their umbrellas in high winds on August 2, 2016 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Typhoon Nida hit Hong Kong on Tuesday where more then 150 flights were disrupted while the morning trading session at the Hong Kong stock exchange was suspended and schools were closed. (Getty Images)