A Typhoon warning 8 was issued at 4pm today. After killing 3 people in the Phillipines, Typhoon Hagupit (Hagupit means "lashing" in Filipino) is heading north and should brush (or hit) Hong Kong early this evening. When a "Typhoon signal 8" warning is issued, all government offices and schools are closed. Public transport ( with the exception of the subway), shuts down.
Contrary to what you'd think, many Honkies treat the "signal 8 shutdown" as an unexpected holiday and go out to have a laugh and socialise.
Bars and restaurants are full apparently.
If it reaches warning "10" they scuttle for home.
Wish me luck on my first Typhoon in Honkers!