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Odette-hit residents in Cebu appeal for water

After the rain and flood due to typhoon Odette, Cebu residents are battling the lack of potable water and power supply, which are making their recovery difficult.  They said they badly need help.

Affected residents were lined up with their empty buckets early in the morning to get water in the refilling station for their whole day use.

“Alas tres pa po kami gumising, nakapila po kami dito para makasalok ng tubig, ang hirap hirap talaga pati sa pagkain walang ayuda pagkatapos ng salanta ng bagyo,” resident Josephine Mazo said in Lou-Anne Mae Rondina’s GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak report on Tuesday.

(We woke up at 3 a.m., we lined up here to get water, it was difficult and there was no food after the devastation of the typhoon.)

Some residents also took water from the swimming pool of a condominium.

They also appealed to the national government to control the prices of goods, gasoline, food, and water supply after they spiked days after the wrath of Odette.

“Sobrang mahal talaga, tingnan nila dito kung gaano kahirap dito sa Cebu talaga,” resident Mercy Curvo said.

(Good are so expensive, it is really difficult here in Cebu.)

Many residents also formed a queue at charging stations in the city hall and at the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Several passengers were also stranded in ports and terminals due to limited operations of sea travel from the city.—Richa Noriega/LDF, GMA News