Duterte OKs Placing of 6 Regions Under State of Calamity due to Odette

Pres. Duterte Approves State of Calamity declaration on 6 Odette-Hit Regions

DUTERTE – To help the regions hit by Typhoon Odette recover faster, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the resolution placing them under the State of Calamity.

Typhoon Odette caused the loss of lives and massive destruction of properties in several areas in the Philippines. The typhoon came with strong winds and heavy rains that resulted in flooding in several cities and municipalities in the country.

Among those cities that experienced massive flooding are Sipalay City and Kabankalan City in the province of Negros Occidental. Power and communication lines are still down in some of the areas submerged in flood due to Odette. Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental are currently under a state of calamity.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte also approved the placing of six (6) regions hit severely by Typhoon Odette under the State of Calamity. He signed a resolution submitted by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
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Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the placing of regions 4B,6,7,8,10 and 13 (Caraga) under the State of Calamity. The 76-year-old Chief Executive stressed that it will speed up the “rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government and private sector”.

According to NDDRMC, the Typhoon Odette death toll has reached 156 with 37 individuals missing. Based on the report, as of this writing, records hold that 275 were left injured by the calamity.

Private and public entities now are moving to help the survivors of Typhoon Odette who are in great need of food supplies and shelter. Many families lost their homes amid the onslaught of the typhoon and they are currently staying in evacuation centers and temporary shelters.

In some areas most especially those that were submerged in floodwater, the return of power and communication lines may take several weeks that could reach 2022. Famous personalities are calling to those with enough resources to extend possible help to those who were greatly affected by the typhoon.

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