Typhoon Higos, the seventh tropical cyclone formed in the pacific this year, made landfall around 6 a.m. on Aug. 19 in south China’s coastal city of Zhuhai. Local authorities in Guangdong Province said it was packed with a maximum wind force of 78 miles per hour near its eye.
Chinese netizens in Zhuhai reported that the howling winds and torrential rains brought by Higos were so loud that many could not sleep for a whole night.
In the worst-hit areas, trees and electric poles were broken, buildings collapsed, and cars were smashed. A seafood market was completely submerged in water.