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31 reported dead due to Odette; 373,110 affected –NDRRMC

Thirty-one (31) people were reported to have died due to Typhoon Odette while 373,110 others were affected by the tropical cyclone, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Saturday afternoon.

However, the confirmed death toll remained at four with the 27 other deaths still being validated, NDRRMC said in its 5 p.m. situational report.

Three people were also reportedly injured and one is missing.

A total of 99,501 families were affected in 1,358 barangays in MIMAROPA, Region 5, Region 6, Region 8, Region 10, Region 11, CARAGA, and BARMM.

A total of 309,814 displaced persons or 81,595 families were staying in 2,283 evacuation centers.

A total of 19,033 displaced persons or 4,613 families remained outside evacuation centers.

Nine (9) roads in Region 10 and five (5) in CARAGA were not passable, but one (1) road in Region 8 and seven (7) in CARAGA were already passable.

The NDRRMC said a total of 193 cities/municipalities experienced power interruptions/outages of which 21 cities/municipalities had their power supply already restored.

One city or municipality experienced a water supply interruption/outage.

Twenty-nine (29) areas in MIMAROPA, two (2) in Region 7, one (1) in Region 8, two (2) in Region 10, and 188 in BARMM are still experiencing communication outages or issues, totaling 222 areas.

Meanwhile, four (4) areas in MIMAROPA and two (2) in Region 8 had their communication lines restored.

The NDRRMC reported that two (2) airports were non-operational, and 12 domestic flights were canceled.

A total of 77 ports were reported non-operational or have suspended trips, of which, 27 ports resumed operations in MIMAROPA and in Region 5, it added.

A total of 2,933 passengers, 1,360 rolling cargoes, and five vessels, were stranded in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Region 6, Region 8, Region 9, Region 10, and CARAGA.

Classes and work were suspended in 38 and 51 cities/municipalities respectively in MIMAROPA; five (5) and 14 in Region 6; 51 and none in Region 7; 143 and 143 in Region 8; 42 and 25 in Region 10; 26 and 14 in Region 11; two (2) and 39 in CARAGA; and none and one (1) in BARMM.

A total of 90,597 families or 364,501 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in the following areas: 11,878 persons or 3,058 families in MIMAROPA; 6,616 persons or 3,162 families in Region 6; 2,336 persons or 867 families in Region 7; 244,741 persons or 58,109 families in Region 8; 872 persons in Region 9; 19,768 persons or 4,513 in Region 10; and 78,290 persons or 20,888 families in CARAGA.

A total of P25,654.5 worth of assistance was provided in MIMAROPA, including P12,500 worth of face masks; P4,962.5 worth of rice; P1,520 worth of sardines; and P6,672 worth of family food packs.  — DVM, GMA News