“Typhoon Odette Rai Batters Philippines. The storm, which had initially packed winds of up to 260 kilometers per hour (160 miles per hour) with gusts over 300 kilometers per hour (185 miles per hour), later moved west bringing with it heavy rain and widespread flooding. With at Least 375 Dead and hundreds missing”
“Many Filipinos need help after Typhoon Odette destroyed their homes and communities.”
The typhoon made landfall at least nine times from December 16 to 17, triggering forced evacuations and leaving swaths of destruction in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao. It also affected power lines, causing blackouts in several areas. The first landfall was in northeastern Mindanao packing maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h.
“We need your help”
In Western Visayas, four deaths in Iloilo and Guimaras were caused by trees that toppled over and crushed homes during the height of the typhoon.
Typhoon Odette intensified into a super typhoon right before its landfall in the southeastern part of the country. The provinces that were severely affected are Agusan del Norte, Bohol, Cagayan de Oro, Lanao del Sur, Negros Occidental, Palawan, and Southern Leyte.
Thousands were asked to evacuate for safety because of the strong winds and flooding in many areas, and several families lost their homes. Negros Occidental, Palawan, and Tacloban have no access to electricity and roads are blocked with debris. Communication is difficult in several areas across the regions.
“Will you make a small $20 gift today?”
To help, you can give to Lions Club International (SBCLC) Relief through the following PayPal Donation
We have teams reaching out to the affected areas and our countrymen and extending help to families who will be rebuilding homes at Christmastime. We will post more updates in the coming weeks.
Your support will enable us to get Lions club members “Boots on the Ground” to deliver the following relief goods where they are urgently needed:
✔️ Ready-to-eat food (easy to open canned goods, instant noodles, biscuits)
✔️ Bottled water
✔️ Sanitary kits (soap, sanitary napkins, diapers)
✔️ Face masks and alcohol
✔️ Medicine for common types of sickness
“Together let’s pray for the affected families, rescue workers, and those affected. Pray for the families who are rebuilding their homes at Christmastime.”
“Thank you for your generosity and for your heart to bless our fellow mankind in this time of need. God bless you and keep you safe!
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