Amy Boswell-Hore is on holiday in Hong Kong with her family, including her younger sister Meg, who is recovering from a recent bout of chemotherapy.
The storm has now passed over the world's largest gambling hub after hitting yesterday, leaving in its wake flooding up to 2.5m high.
Fan Bingbing, one of the biggest stars in China, hasn't been seen in months. Her disappearance has some asking if China's Communist Party is involved.
Waters at a local wharf surged, expanded and became torrential amid the extreme typhoon, which is considered the strongest to land in China this year.
A Givealittle fundraising effort raised thousands of dollars to fly Ms Hartley back to New Zealand after her travel insurer didn't pay out.