Hong Kong_(dpa) _ Dozens of flights
were cancelled Tuesday as Typhoon Hagupit, which killed at least five people
in the Philippines, bore down on Hong Kong.
Schools and kindergartens were closed
Tuesday afternoon, and ferry services to outlying islands were suspended
as the fast-moving storm closed in on the high-rise city of 6.9 million.
Weathermen forecast the typhoon would
brush past Hong Kong Tuesday evening before making landfall in southern
China. A high storm signal was expected to be hoisted by 6 pm (1000 GMT)
The Hong Kong Airport Authority said