In photos: Areas battered by Odette, before and after
MANILA, Philippines — New satellite images from the United Nations Satellite Centre show widespread damage on several structures in areas battered by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).
Some photos reveal extensive destruction, which stand in stark contrast to images captured before the arrival of the typhoon that has left at least 326 dead, 661 injured and billions of pesos in damage to agriculture and infrastructure.
In response, the national government has declared a state of calamity in 343 localities in six regions to allow their respective local government units to tap into calamity funds.
President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged P10 billion in assistance to affected areas, but the budget department is still noncommittal as to when this will be released.
See before and after photos of areas battered by Odette below:
San Jose town, Dinagat Island
Widespread damaged structures and damaged school
San Jose Village, Dinagat Island
Damaged structures and damaged school
Socorro, Surigao del Norte
Damaged hospital and damaged structures
Standing water and widespread damaged structures
Widespread damaged structures
San Fernando, Cebu
Damaged structure along the shoreline
Naga City, Cebu
Damaged industrial structures
Cebu City, Cebu
Agricultural area damaged
Damaged structures along the shoreline
Inundated agriculture area
Burgos, Surigao del Norte
Damaged structures and affected vegetation along the shoreline
Tawin-Tawin village, Surigao del Norte
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