The fast intensification, which made Typhoon Rai the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, exceeded forecasts, forecasters said, leaving nearly 400 dead and nearly a million displaced.

Though it is unclear how global warming will impact intensification of such storms, the U.N.”s climate agency has observed that it is” likely that, as temperature rises, the frequency of rapidly intensifying events has increased “over the past four decades.

Initially the force of the typhoon was estimated to be five storms with winds of sixty to sixty miles per hour.



Philippine Red Cross

The Philippine Red Cross abbreviated as is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The PRC was established in 1947, (wikipedia)


International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is a worldwide humanitarian aid organization that reaches 160 million people each year through its 192-member National Societies. (wikipedia)

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