MACAO, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Authorities in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) canceled all marine transport and most of airlines before the passing of Typhoon "Khanun," the SAR's government departments said on Sunday morning.
Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau had hoisted Signal No.8 at 10:00 a.m. local time (0200 GMT) and issued yellow storm surge warning. It said that Typhoon "Khanun" (1720) is located about 260 km south-southeast of Macao and is now moving toward the Leizhou Peninsula of southeast China's Guangdong Province.
Macao Marine and Water Bureau said all marine transport have been canceled and all ships inside Macao's ports should remain alert for severe weather condition.
Macao International Airport said among the airlines taking off from Macao, 39 have been canceled and three delayed. For those heading for Macao, 22 have been canceled and five delayed.
Macao's buses also have stopped operation until the weather changes in favor of road condition.
Macao Civil Emergency Response Center suggested all residents and tourists remain indoor and those living in low land pay attention to possible flood caused by sea water encroachment.