MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) did not spare the province of Palawan from destruction as its powerful winds destroyed homes, cut off electricity supplies and limited telecommunications lines
Odette, reportedly the most violent typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, struck large swathes of Visayas, Mindanao and Luzon last week, affecting nearly two million people.
Jenny Macatiag, who was stranded in the province after her return flight to Manila was canceled due to the severe tropical storm, said food and water supplies in hard-hit areas of Palawan s ‘exhaust quickly.
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“The majority of the houses are gone and people need help,” Macatiag told INQUIRER.net in a text message.
Typhoon Odette made landfall in the town of Roxas in Palawan on Friday, December 17. He landed nine times – departure from the famous tourist island of Siargao Thursday afternoon – during its attack on the Philippines.
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