HONG KONG, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities closed schools on Tuesday and raised the third highest storm warning as a typhoon threatened the financial hub for the second time in less than a week.
The Hong Kong observatory raised the number 8 typhoon signal as severe tropical storm Kompasu moved southeast of the city in the South China Sea. The highest storm signal is a No. 10.
Hong Kong’s financial markets will not open on Wednesday if the typhoon signal remains at 8 or higher at 9 a.m. (0100 GMT).
(Reporting by James Pomfret; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)
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