It is truly amazing how fast the city of Shenzhen is able to recover and get back to work after a storm like Mangkhut ravages it for a day. Hats off to all the workers and volunteers who are working hard to get the city back on its feet so quickly. According to local forecast, Mangkhut was the strongest storm to impact Shenzhen since Typhoon Ellen in 1983.
Less than 24 hours after the arrival of Mangkhut, the city’s metro, buses, flights, taxis and many train services; including the high speed train between Shenzhen and Guangzhou were back to normal. Unfortunately, ferry service is not operational today and may not be tomorrow. We’re still waiting for further announcements regarding Tuesday ferry service.
Many long distance trains are also still not running. Shenzhen Bay Border Crossing was damaged and closed this morning. It, along with the Huanggang Border Crossing are open; however, they are both reportedly extremely crowded. One of our readers went through the Futian Border Crossing this afternoon and said it was not crowded and was very fast and easy. Sea World plaza and many of our favorite bars and restaurants are open today.
In case you missed it, here are some videos we collected and compiled of the impact of Severe Typhoon Mangkhut on Shenzhen.
Dameisha Beach + Sheraton Hotel Flooding
Shekou Streets: Areas around Gongyuan Nanlu and HaiChang Street
Shekou Coastal Areas
A Ride from Lansigu to Sea World after the Storm, by Craig D.
A Walk Around Gongye 8 Road, by Lauren S.
Warning: contains some explicit language
The Clean-up of Gongye 8 Road, by Lauren S.
Miscellaneous Clips of Buildings in Shenzhen
and a few of our favorite photos shared.
We’d like to give a special thanks to the 300 people who join our Shenzhen Mangkhut Watch WeChat group and helped to share these photos and videos.