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IN NUMBERS: The aftermath of Typhoon Odette

Michelle Abad

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IN NUMBERS: The aftermath of Typhoon Odette

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, December 19, delivered a message of hope in the midst of the devastation brought about by super typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao. Photos by OVP Photographers

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(13th UPDATE) Odette leaves massive destruction in at least 11 regions in Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – Just as the holidays in 2021 were looking up for Filipinos due to decreasing coronavirus cases, a devastating typhoon swiftly put hundreds of thousands of families in need of help.

Typhoon Odette made landfall at least nine times from December 16 to 17, triggering forced evacuations and leaving swaths of destruction in parts of all island groups in the Philippines.

After leaving massive destruction, Odette left the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 12:40 pm on Saturday, December 18. More than 400 people died, according to a partial report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Odette, the Philippines’ 15th tropical cyclone in 2021, destroyed homes, uprooted trees, and toppled power lines. It also dumped torrential rain, triggering floods and landslides.

Here are other official figures related to Odette, as reported by government agencies. The true picture of the typhoon’s aftermath may vary since local governments and national agencies are still grappling with cut off power and communication lines.

As of 6 am Sunday, January 2:

  • Casualties
    • Figures from the Philippine National Police:
      • 500 injured
      • 56 missing
      • 375 dead
    • Total reported figures from the NDRRMC:
      • 1147 injured or ill
      • 82 missing
      • 405 dead

The PNP tally is based on police reports, while the NDRRMC toll is collated from regional DRRM councils.

  • Affected
    • 1,811,193 families
    • 6,705,135 persons
    • 7,725 barangays
    • 11 regions, 38 provinces
      • Mimaropa
        • Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon
      • Bicol
        • Albay, Masbate
      • Western Visayas
        • Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Guimaras
      • Central Visayas
        • Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Siquijor
      • Eastern Visayas
        • Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte
      • Zamboanga Peninsula
        • Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur
      • Northern Mindanao
        • Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte
      • Davao Region
        • Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur
      • Caraga
        • Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands
      • Soccsksargen
        • North Cotabato
  • Evacuation
    • 89,282 families inside evacuation centers
    • 355,064 persons inside evacuation centers
    • 1,489 evacuation centers
    • 58,822 families outside evacuation centers
    • 190,248 persons outside evacuation centers
  • Damaged houses
    • 532,096 total number of damaged houses (NDRRMC)
    • 230,047 totally damaged houses (DSWD)
    • 548,969 partially damaged houses (DSWD)
    • Estimated cost of damage on houses: P28,163,718
  • Infrastructure
    • 331 damaged infrastructures
    • Estimated cost of damage on infrastructures: P16,715,368,482.11
    • 240 affected road sections
    • 26 affected bridge sections
    • 7 affected airports
    • 129 affected seaports
  • Power, water, and communication
    • 284 cities and municipalities’ power supply affected
    • 18 cities and municipalities’ water supply affected
    • 165 cities and municipalities’ communications affected
  • Agriculture
    • 86,264.7485 hectares of crops damaged
    • 1,229,927 livestock and poultry
    • 5,187.5 agricultural infrastructure/equipment damaged
    • Estimated cost of damage to agriculture: P6,683,206,250.24
  • Assistance
    • P293,352,307.19 provided by DSWD, local government units, and non-governmental organizations, among others
    • 3,389,882 kilograms of estimated total relief items delivered by the NDRRMC
    • 79 government donors and 90 private donors monitored for seven localities: Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Negros, Palawan, Surigao, and Siargao
    • 19 countries and organizations offering assistance
    • 5 accepted offers for assistance: Japan, China, Korea, US, AHA Centre

This page will be updated as more information comes in. –

Sources: Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine National Police, and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

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Michelle Abad

Michelle Abad is a multimedia reporter at Rappler. She covers the rights of women and children, migrant Filipinos, and labor.