Typhoon Usagi strikes China

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Typhoon Usagi (which means rabbit in Japanese), is whipping up a storm in China. Packed winds of 103 mph closed in on China’s heavily populated Pearl River Delta, and Hong Kong shut down its port, bracing for the worst storm its seen in 30 years. Chinese meteorologists – scientists who study the weather – are warning of severe floods due to the high tides and fierce winds. Issuing its highest alert, China’s National Meteorological Centre warned that Usagi would strike the southern coast. Flights have been canceled and two people were killed on Saturday by the storm that’s ranking as the most powerful anywhere on earth this year.