Essential reading, this, as a way to put Hurricane Patricia’s destructive power to perspective.

The article didn‚Äôt include the rainstorm Ketsana/Ondoy, the queen motherfucker of all rainstorms, and the insane monsoon rains in ‚Äė12 and ‚Äė13, though Rappler has a feature for those three.

In any case, there you go.