On September 17, 2018, Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest tropical storm ever to hit Hong Kong, came ashore with gusts recorded up to 256 km per hour, knocking over 47,000 trees, causing skyscrapers to sway and blocking roads and blowing out the glass curtain walls of the Harbour Grand Kowloon. Insurance claims amounted to HK$7.3 billion (US$930 million). Before it got to Hong Kong, as the storm made its way across the Pacific it killed 134 people and later led to widespread flooding in China.

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