Typhoon Odette toll update: 326 dead, 58 missing

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) — Over 300 people have reportedly died due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, the country's disaster agency reported.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Friday Christmas eve that typhoon-related deaths already stands at 326.

The number of missing persons is 58, with 661 listed as injured.

All these figures are still up for validation, the NDRRMC said.

Affected by the typhoon were over 3 million people in 5,508 villages in Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, and Soccsksargen.

During Odette's onslaught, a total of 352,384 persons or 83,903 families sought refuge in evacuation centers.

Cities and municipalities, 273 of them, also experienced power outage. Electricity has only been restored in 149 areas so far.

As for water supply, just one in the four areas with issues experienced restoration .

Meanwhile, there were 348,642 houses that were damaged all in all. Of this number, 228,156 were partially destroyed while 120,486 were totally devastated.

President Rodrigo Duterte previously declared a state of calamity in Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga. These were regions that took the brunt of the wrath of Typhoon Odette.

A state of calamity would allow local governments to tap their respective calamity funds to help typhoon-hit communities.

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