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The number of families impacted by ‘Odette’ has risen to 181.5K, according to the NDRRMC.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Sunday that Typhoon Odette had affected 181,500 families in 2,209 barangays (international name Rai).

These barangays are found in Mimaropa, Regions 5 (Bicol), 6 (Western Visayas), 8 (Eastern Visayas), 10 (Northern Mindanao), 11 (Davao), 12 (Soccsksargen), 13 (Caraga), and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, according to the NDRRMC’s 10 a.m. update (BARMM).

It stated that 2,861 evacuation shelters are currently assisting 107,816 families or 427,903 people, with the remaining being housed by relatives and friends.

As of Sunday, the NDRRMC had confirmed four deaths as a result of “Odette,” with another 27 still being verified.

Three people have been hurt and one has gone missing, according to the national council.

135 areas in Mimaropa, Regions 7, 8, 10, and the BARMM are still without power, according to the NDRRMC.

In Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Caraga, and the BARMM, “Odette” has left 3,612 partially damaged and 171 completely ruined dwellings, according to the report.

Drive for donations

The Office of Civil Defense announced a donation campaign on Facebook on Sunday as part of ongoing efforts to assist towns and families adversely impacted by “Odette.”

“Bilang pagtugon sa mga tawag at pagpapahayag ng kagustuhan ng mga kababayan natin na magbigay at magpadala ng tulong sa mga nasalanta ng Bagyong Odette, activated na uli ang ating mga contribution line(s) (at) focal persons,” said the statement (s). (We have opened our donation lines and focal persons in response to appeals and offers of support from our compatriots who expressed willingness to send help to those affected by Odette’s attack),” the OCD added.

Interested parties should contact the OCD at 0917-825-57-43 or email ndrrmc.donations@ocd.gov.ph for in-kind donations, as well as the Department of Social Welfare and Development at 0927-436-10-39.

Food, hygiene items, shelter materials, shelter repair materials, and water are among the top priorities, according to the report.

Those who wish to make cash gifts could do so at the Development Bank of the Philippines branch at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City (Philippine pesos deposits: 000-00149-435-3 and US dollar donations: 01-5-00047-435-4)

“Paalala lang po, mag-iingat sa mga fraudulent solicitation (Reminder, please be cautious if you receive a bogus solicitation),” added the OCD.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced in its 5 a.m. weather bulletin Sunday that “Odette” is already outside the Philippines’ area of responsibility.

It is located in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) 320 kilometers northwest of Pag-asa Island, with maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour in the center and gustiness of up to 240 kilometers per hour.

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