Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, bringing torrential rains and 100 mph winds to continue the devastation it has caused in the Philippines and Hong Kong.
The world's biggest storm this year came to China after shaking Hong Kong earlier on Sunday, injuring more than 100 people and leaving the skyscrapers rocking amid fierce winds.
This morning the waters increased in Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong and in the coastal fishing villages, from where hundreds of residents were evacuated to storm shelters.
Some roads were waist-deep in water with parts of the city cut off by floods and fallen trees, while in the fishing village of Tai O, where many residents live in houses on stilts built on the sea, some tried desperately to rescue their homes.
Police in the Philippines said there were fears that at least 40 people, mostly gold miners, were trapped in a landslide in the north of the country, after 30 people died on Saturday.
Big waves hit the beach of Repulse Bay in Hong Kong today when typhoon Mangkhut causes new devastation
High waves hit the shore at Heng Fa Chuen, a residential district near the waterfront in Hong Kong
Pedestrians take shelter from the rain in the Heng Fa Chuen urbanization in Hong Kong on Sunday
Preparations were under way on the south coast of China, including Yangjiang, which is not usually affected by the big typhoons and where the 2.4 million inhabitants of the city were preparing for a direct attack.
In the neighboring gaming enclave of Macau, the 42 casinos closed on Saturday night and the companies closed their doors on Sunday morning, some boarded up and protected by piles of sandbags.
As the storm moved south beyond Macao, its streets submerged under the water that gushed from the harbor.
Rescuers navigated the roads on jetskis, rescuing residents trapped in their stores.
At least 30 people died in the Philippines when the storm hit northern Luzon, the country's main island, on Saturday, when winds tore the trees from the ground and rain caused dozens of landslides.
Farms in northern Luzon, which produce much of the nation's rice and corn, were sitting under muddy waters, their crops ruined just a month before harvest.
The apartment blocks are threatened when the waves hit the coast in Heng Fa Chuen, a residential district near the sea.
Waves crash ashore at the Heng Fa Chuen urbanization in Hong Kong
A security guard wades floods in Heng Fa Chuen during the approach of typhoon Mangkhut to Hong Kong
People waded through the water after the typhoon hit Hong Kong in the residential district of Heng Fa Chuen
Almost five million people live in the path of the storm.
& # 39; We are already poor and then it happened to us. We have lost hope, "Mary Anne Baril, 40, told AFP, whose maize and rice crops were in poor condition.
"We do not have other means to survive," he said.
Among the hundreds of destroyed buildings, a primary school lacked most of its green roof, bare bones of its beams now exposed to the elements. The stacked chairs of the students were visible from above.
Authorities said they would offer help to farmers while they plan to airlift vegetables, fruits, poultry and fish from the southern island of Mindanao to increase food supplies in the north.
Only damages to schools would cost 106 million pesos ($ 1.9 million, or £ 1.5 million), authorities said, while officials still did not fully count the cost of the flooded crops.
An aerial shot shows the devastation caused to houses by typhoon Mangkhut in Gattaran, Philippines
A policeman walks through makeshift shelters of tents damaged by strong winds in Cagayan province, northeast of the Philippines
Aerial shot of houses destroyed at typhoon Mangkhut in a village in the city of Gattaran, in the Philippines