LOOK: Typhoon Odette’s wrath in Palawan
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) did not spare Palawan province from destruction as its powerful winds knocked off houses, cut electricity supply, and limited telecommunications lines
Odette, reportedly the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, battered vast portions of Visayas, Mindanao, and Luzon last week, affecting nearly two million people.
Jenny Macatiag, who was stranded in the province after her flight back to Manila was canceled due to the severe tropical storm, said food and water supplies in the badly-hit parts of Palawan are rapidly depleting.
“Majority of houses have no roofs anymore and people need help,” Macatiag told INQUIRER.net in a text message.
Typhoon Odette made its landfall over the municipality of Roxas in Palawan on Friday, December 17. It landed nine times – starting in the famous tourist island of Siargao on Thursday afternoon – over the course of its onslaught on the Philippines.
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