PH evacuates 330,000 individuals due to Typhoon Odette

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A house damage by typhoon Odette in Brgy. Cabagna-an, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. Photo Source: Omber Paquira

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Friday, that around 330,000 individuals or 82,000 families were evacuated because of typhoon Odette in the Philippines.

Most of the areas acquired a preemptive evacuation were 244,000 came from region 8, 78,000 in CARAGA Region and the remaining were from Regions 6,7, and 9.

Typhoon Odette or TS Rai is currently moving westward of the Philippines and as of 10:00 a.m., the eye of the Typhoon was located 90 km South-Southwest of Cuyo, Palawan. Odette continues to traverse the Sulu Sea while moving 25 km per hour westward towards, Palawan.

The Typhoon has maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour near the center.

Here are the current Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) in Effect:

TCWS No.3 (Destructive typhoon-force winds prevailing or expected within 18 hours)

Luzon

The northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran, Roxas, San Vicente, Puerto Princesa City) including Cagayancillo and Cuyo Islands

Visayas

The southern portion of Iloilo (Tigbauan, Leon, Tubungan, Guimbal, Igbaras, Miagao, San Joaquin), the southern portion of Antique (Patnongon, San Remigio, San Jose, Belison, Sibalom, Hamtic, Tobias Fornier, Anini-Y)

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TCWS No.2(Damaging gale- to storm-force winds prevailing or expected within 24 hours) 

Luzon

The southern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Bansud, Bulalacao, Roxas, Bongabong, Mansalay), the southern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Rizal, San Jose, Magsaysay, Calintaan, Sablayan), the western portion of Romblon (Looc, Ferrol, Santa Fe, San Jose, Alcantara, Santa Maria, Odiongan, San Agustin, San Andres, Calatrava), and the central portion of Palawan (Narra, Sofronio Española, Quezon, Aborlan, Rizal, Brooke’s Point) including Kalayaan and Calamian Islands

Visayas

Aklan, Capiz, the rest of Iloilo, the rest of Antique, Guimaras, The northern and central portions of Negros Oriental (Pamplona, City of Tanjay, Santa Catalina, Amlan, San Jose, Sibulan, Valencia, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Bacong, Zamboanguita, Siaton), Negros Occidental

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TCWS No.1(Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours) 

Luzon

Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Marinduque, the southern portion of Quezon (San Antonio, Tiaong, Candelaria, Sariaya, Dolores, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Padre Burgos, Atimonan, Agdangan, Unisan, Gumaca, Plaridel, Pitogo, Lopez, Buenavista, Catanauan, General Luna, Macalelon, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Andres, San Francisco, City of Tayabas), the rest of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands, the rest of Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Palawan, the rest of Romblon, and Batangas

Visayas

Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Bohol, Biliran, the western portion of Leyte (Isabel, Calubian, Albuera, Matalom, Tabango, Merida, City of Baybay, Villaba, Kananga, Ormoc City, Carigara, Inopacan, Matag-Ob, Palompon, San Isidro, Hilongos, Jaro, Leyte, Capoocan, Bato, Burauen, Tunga, Hindang), the western portion of Southern Leyte (Tomas Oppus, Bontoc, Malitbog, Padre Burgos, Macrohon, City of Maasin, Limasawa), and Siquijor

Mindanao

The northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Baliguian, Gutalac, Kalawit, Labason, Liloy, Tampilisan, Salug, Godod, Bacungan, Sindangan, Siayan, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Katipunan, Sergio Osmeña Sr., Dipolog City, Polanco, Piñan, Mutia, Dapitan City, La Libertad, Sibutad, Rizal), and the northern portion of Misamis Occidental (Don Victoriano Chiongbian, Aloran, Oroquieta City, Lopez Jaena, Concepcion, Sapang Dalaga, Calamba, Baliangao, Plaridel)

In the past 24 hours, the Typhoon has made 8 landfalls. First in Siargao Island, second in Cagdianao, Dinagat, third and fourth in Liloan and Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, fifth and sixth in Pres. Carlos P. Garcia and Bien Unido, Bohol, seventh in Carcar, Cebu and eighth in La Libertad, Negros Oriental. During the latest press briefing by DOST-PAGASA Weather Station, they are expecting another landfall of Typhoon Odette in Palawan.

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