Super Typhoon Odette in Negros Oriental finally passed with 51 dead, 26 reported missing, and more than 70 injured. The Typhoon Odette (internationally known as Typhoon Rai)’s eye made landfall in La Libertad, Negros Oriental on December 17, 2021. It carried a maximum wind of 175 km/h near the center and a gust of up to 240 km/h. Aside from Negros Oriental, several parts of Central Visayas and Mindanao are badly affected.
Typhoon Odette in Negros Oriental
The northern part of Negros Oriental suffered the most damaged during the storm. Areas like Tanjay City, Bais City, Bindoy, Manjuyod, Jimalalud, and Guihulngan City. These towns were flooded, and roofs, houses, and bridges collapsed. Rivers turned muddy and strong water gushed and flushed nearby houses. According to Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, the initial estimated cost of Damage in the province is 600 million pesos.
Electricity, water, internet, and the signal was all gone in most parts of Central Visayas during the storm. People could not contact their loved ones and didn’t have enough clean water to drink. Central Visayas, with Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental, are some of the areas that are affected badly.
The national government has committed 2 billion pesos to help Visayas and Mindanao residents affected by Typhoon Odette. The National Grid Cooperation stated that it may take up to 2 months to restore steady electricity in some areas. President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed government agencies to “use all government assets they can” to provide help for people affected by the typhoon.
Watch the video below to see the Aftermath of Typhoon Odette:
Photo Credits to:
Andrea Hernandez Trinidad (Puerto Princesa), Joey Jayme (Panglao, Bohol), Leyte LGU) via Sharon Evite, Kobeya (Leyte), Municipal of Ayungon, NORECO II, Mayor Ernie Jango Uy (Mabinay), Bryan Lester Pileo, Les Mis Bustamante (Guihulngan City), Anna Marie Amahit Aba, Kenzo Laxina (Bais City), Jess Reille Espinas (Jimalalud), Vaki Baz (Tayasan), Metusalem Brasona (Ayungon), Stephanie Baldado-Visitacion (Bindoy), Meshel Kabristante Bolo (Bindoy), DJ Jessa, Mga Kauban ni Leni sa Negros, & Office of Civil Defense