Super typhoon Usagi, one of the strongest storms of the year, made landfall in south China. The typhoon, packing winds up to 162 km per hour in the eye, claimed at least 25 people. The typhoon has also damaged 7,100 homes and resulted in direct economic losses of 3.24 billion yuan ($529.5 million). Earlier, the super typhoon hit Hong Kong, forcing the closure of the city’s schools, amusement parks and bathing beaches and disrupting hundreds of flights. Ferry and some bus services have been halted. Schools have been ordered closed and bathing beach officials have warned people not to swim in the sea.