HONG KONG, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Hong Kong on Monday canceled more than 180 flights as Typhoon Nida, which is generating winds up to 93 miles per hour, approached its shores.
Nida, also called Tropical Storm Carina, is one of the most powerful typhoons of the year. The Hong Kong International Airport canceled flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. The Hong Kong Observatory on Monday issued a Tropical Cyclone Signal 3 at noon, closing all kindergarten schools and special needs classes. The observatory later increased its advisory to the third highest warning, Tropical Cyclone Signal 8.