NDRRMC

Deaths due to Typhoon Odette now at 407

Jairo Bolledo
Deaths due to Typhoon Odette now at 407

LANDSLIDE. Workers use heavy equipment for a road clearing operation following a landslide in Misamis Oriental as a result of the onslaught of Typhoon Odette.

Misamis Oriental Provincial Information Office

Central Visayas still has the highest number of deaths with 220, followed by Caraga with 71, and Western Visayas with 54

MANILA, Philippines – On the first day of 2022, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) recorded additional deaths due to Typhoon Odette (Rai), which brought devastation to the country in December last year. 

Based on the situation report released by the agency on Saturday, January 1, the country now has 407 deaths caused by the deadly typhoon. At least 82 were still missing, while 1,147 were injured or ill. 

Central Visayas still has the highest deaths with 220, followed by Caraga with 71, and Western Visayas with 54. 

The updated breakdown of deaths is as follows:

  • Mimaropa – 24
  • Western Visayas – 54
  • Central Visayas – 220
  • Eastern Visayas – 31
  • Northern Mindanao – 7
  • Caraga – 71
Deaths due to Typhoon Odette now at 407

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC also recorded at least 1,140,118 affected families or 4,462,997 individuals. The agency also recorded at least 6,530 affected barangays. 

The typhoon also affected the source of livelihood of the affected population. In Negros Occidental, the Provincial Veterinary Office said Typhoon Odette killed at least 1.29 million broiler chickens in the province. 

Aside from devastating residents, the typhoon also took a toll on the jobs of local journalists.

Over 30 journalists in Surigao City and Siargao Island have had no income for almost two weeks now since Typhoon Odette wreaked havoc in the Visayas and Mindanao. – Rappler.com 

Jairo Bolledo

Jairo Bolledo is a multimedia reporter at Rappler covering the police, crime, military, and security.