Philippines (CNN) -- Relief efforts in the Philippines faced delays Sunday
for survivors of Typhoon Durian, as fears grew of a rising death toll in the
archipelago nation from last week's storm.
The Red Cross put the death
toll Sunday at 406, and another 489 as injured. Another 398 people were missing,
the organization said.
But the death toll caused by the typhoon could
eventually be "in the thousands" as more people are believed to be buried under
the mud, Red Cross Executive Assistant Gwendolyn Pang said Sunday.
A lot of people are pointing to the lack of a serious hurricane season this year to pooh-pooh the Gobal Warming threat. Remind them that the rest of the world is currently suffering.