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Published: 19:42, October 12, 2021 | Updated: 10:07, October 13, 2021
Observatory hoists typhoon signal No 8 over HK
By Wang Zhan
Published:19:42, October 12, 2021 Updated:10:07, October 13, 2021 By Wang Zhan

A giant LED board shows the message "Typhoon No 8 is hoisted" in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Oct 12, 2021. (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG - Hong Kong issued its third-highest storm warning signal late on Tuesday afternoon as severe tropical cyclone Kompasu approached.

The Hong Kong Observatory raised its warning signal from No 3 to No 8 at 5:20 pm on Tuesday, the third-highest level on its scale, according to a statement on its website. 

Kompasu is the second tropical storm to affect Hong Kong in three days, after Lionrock brought flooding to some low-lying areas as it pounded the city on the weekend. 

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A woman walks past taped windows in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, Oct 13, 2021. (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY)

A woman walks out of a shopping mall where glass doors were taped ahead of typhoon signal No 8, Hong Kong, Oct 12, 2021. (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY)

A man takes photos of two women amid strong winds brought on by severe tropical cyclone Kompasu in Hong Kong, Oct 12, 2021. (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY)

A sign displays the message "Typhoon signal T8 is hoisted" at the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry terminial, Hong Kong, Oct 12, 2021. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

Shelves are left empty at a supermaket as residents snap up vegetables before Hong Kong Observatory raises typhoon signal No 8 in Hong Kong, Oct 12, 2021. (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY)

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