— Lotlot Amora

PDA is responding to the devastation of typhoon Rai (Odette) in the Philippines, which struck the southern and central regions of the country on December 16th, impacting more than 7.3 million people and killing at least 409 people. Typhoon Rai, which became known as Odette in the Philippines, was unusual as it was the first Category 5 typhoon to develop in December since 2016 and only the third Cat 5 in the South China Sea. 




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