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Typhoon Rai weakens after hitting Philippines.
Typhoon Rai, also known as Typhoon Odette, has weakened after hitting the Philippines on December 16, 2021. The typhoon made landfall in the eastern part of the country, causing widespread damage and leaving at least 17 people dead.
The typhoon brought heavy rains and strong winds, causing flooding and landslides in several areas. Many homes and buildings were destroyed, and thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes.
The Philippine government had issued warnings and advised people to prepare for the typhoon, but the extent of the damage was still significant. The typhoon also caused power outages and disrupted transportation in some areas.
Despite the damage, the Philippine government and local authorities were quick to respond and provide assistance to those affected by the typhoon. Rescue teams were deployed to affected areas, and relief efforts were underway to provide food, water, and other necessities to those in need.
As of December 17, 2021, Typhoon Rai had weakened and was moving towards the South China Sea. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) had lifted all storm warnings, but advised people to remain vigilant and take precautions as the typhoon could still bring heavy rains and strong winds.
The Philippines is no stranger to typhoons, with an average of 20 typhoons hitting the country each year. The government and local authorities have been working to improve disaster preparedness and response, but the impact of natural disasters like typhoons can still be devastating.
As the world continues to face the effects of climate change, it is important for governments and communities to work together to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and build resilience to future events. The Philippines and other countries in the region will need to continue to adapt and prepare for the increasing frequency and intensity of typhoons and other extreme weather events.