Cebu: A month after Odette’s fury

16/01/2022 11:30:00 AM

Cebu: A month after Odette’s fury

Cebu: A month after Odette’s fury

It’s been a month since Typhoon Odette battered Cebu, leaving a massive trail of destruction believed to reach billions of pesos

Vehicles line up along the road leading to a gasoline station in Cebu City days after typhoon Odette plowed through Cebu City and the rest of the Visayas. | CDN Digital photo (file photo)Fortunately, the motorists camping outside gasoline stations overnight just to secure fuel for their vehicles, and the long queues in automated teller machines (ATMs), both of which became common sights after the typhoon arrived, were gone.

FiguresIn a separate data compiled by reporters, close to 100 individuals in Cebu lost their lives due to the typhoon’s onslaught.Electricity, running water, and telecommunication signals went down on the days following Odette’s onslaught.Visayan Electric’s total number of consumers stood at 474,182. This meant that 149,966 households still do not have electricity.

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Erram - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | January 16,2022 - 04:15 PM Vehicles line up along the road leading to a gasoline station in Cebu City days after typhoon Odette plowed through Cebu City and the rest of the Visayas. | CDN Digital photo (file photo) CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Cebuanos celebrated the Feast of Señor Sto. What Queen’s wear during Sinulog – majestic costumes! | Visit today FESTIVAL QUEEN COSTUME EXHIBIT AweSM Cebu gets better with the extravagant display of festival costumes of Cebuana festival queens created by talented Cebuano designers. Niño on Sunday, January 16 in a whole, different way. Two more will be opened soon in Barangays Mambaling and Mabolo. It’s been a month since Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) battered Cebu, leaving a massive trail of destruction, so massive that the entire island province was under total blackout for several days. Sto. Fortunately, the motorists camping outside gasoline stations overnight just to secure fuel for their vehicles, and the long queues in automated teller machines (ATMs), both of which became common sights after the typhoon arrived, were gone. 6 Soriano added that he already directed all the police stations under his watch to reinforce the border checkpoints in their respective areas of jurisdiction starting at 6 a.

All towns badly hit by the typhoon are now accessible even for heavy vehicles. | Have a closer look PANGALIYA STO.11 percent since the start of the pandemic in March 2022. The situation here may have improved 30 days after Odette released its fury last December 16 but there’s still work that needs to be done in order for Cebu to fully recover from the devastation. Figures Based on the January 14 report by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), a total of 636,837 families or close to 2 million individuals in Cebu were affected by Odette. Niño” exhibit which showcases various sacred images of the Holy Child Jesus. The figures included those from the three largest cities here — Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue. Also hospital occupancy remains at a minimum or still at a manageable level. In a separate data compiled by reporters, close to 100 individuals in Cebu lost their lives due to the typhoon’s onslaught. Viva Pit Senyor! | SINULOG DANCE Who’s to say you wouldn’t get to see Sinulog dance performances this year? There may be no street performances this year, but SM City Cebu makes sure you still get to experience it all! Get into the beat with Sinulog dance performances around the mall from January 13 – 15, 2022., we will start implementing or re-implementing EO35-b of the honorable Governor Gwendolyn Garcia para to address the rising cases of Covid, not necessarily sa (in the) province of Cebu pero sa (but in the) country as a whole lalo sa (especially in) Metro Manila so bago pa makarating sa atin so unahan na namin (so before they can reach us we will stop them first),” Soriano said.

Most of the victims died after being crushed by falling debris such as trees, houses, and concrete walls. Power, water & telco Electricity, running water, and telecommunication signals went down on the days following Odette’s onslaught. Elevate your paw-bonding experience with your furry friends by joining the OOTD Twinning Contest on January 22, 2022, for a chance to win exciting prizes, located at the Indoor Paw Park, Cinema B Lobby. The city has already released updated guidelines for implementation under Alert Level 3 and in compliance with directives from the Interagency Task Force (IATF). While major thoroughfares are lighted back, hundreds of thousands of households remained without power as of January 16. The latest bulletin from Visayan Electric showed that they were able to restore energy in 68. Don’t forget to follow health protocols and safety guidelines.37 of their franchise. RELATED STORIES. So hopefully, this time tayo ang maiwan na probinsya na walang Omicron, wala masyadong cases,” he added.

Visayan Electric’s total number of consumers stood at 474,182. This meant that 149,966 households still do not have electricity. Metro Cebu’s power distributor covers Liloan, Consolacion, Mandaue City, Cebu City, Talisay City, Minglanilla town, Naga City, and San Fernando town. The same thing goes for the province. Electricity has not returned yet to hundreds of thousands of consumers within the combined franchise areas of Cebu Electric Cooperative (Cebeco) I and III. Soriano, for his part, said that they had yet to receive the directives from the Capitol regarding this.

Cebeco III reported that as of January 13, rehabilitation works are still ongoing for 40,201 households in their coverage area which includes Toledo City, and the towns of Pinamungajan, Asturias, Aloguinsan, and Balamban. On the other hand, based on available data, Cebeco I is working to reenergize approximately 116,000 households as of January 4. Cebeco I suffered significant damage on many of their infrastructure due to Odette. The power distributor covers a total of 18 localities, all of which are in south Cebu, one of the areas that bore the brunt of Odette. Meanwhile, access to water in Metro Cebu has not yet been fully restored nearly a month since Odette showed up here.

Cebeco II, for its part, reported on January 10 that its re-energization progress has already reached 99 percent. In a post on social media, they said they were still addressing reconnection issues such as damage to properties, construction, service entrance problems for the remaining 1 percent that had not been reenergized. Majority of Cebeco II’s franchise area was spared by Odette’s wrath. Cebeco II said that it would reach 100 percent consumer restoration once all MCOs (member-consumer-owners) would be able to receive power safely. It also cited the causes of reconnection delay, which included damage to properties, construction/repairs, service entrance problems, among others.

As of January 13, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), for its part, reported that water had been restored in 88 percent of their franchise area. But fortunately, supply of safe, drinking water in Metro Cebu is already stable, and several communities no longer have to go far to fetch potable water. Mobile signals were down after Odette battered Cebu, and only a few areas have good, cellular coverage. Fast forward to 30 days later, while texting and calling services have returned in most areas, having reliable and fast internet connection remained a challenge, a burden for employees who are in a work-from-home arrangement. Internet cables were not spared by Odette’s fury, and telecommunication companies are still doing repair works for them.

Relief Efforts Even a month has already passed, relief aid continues to pour into Cebu. From the situational report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), a total of P33.4 million food packs from the national government have been distributed to at least 18 localities here. These are the towns of Argao, Balamban, Barili, Boljoon, Cordova, Dalaguete, Dumanjug, Minglanilla, Moalboal, Pinamungajan, Ronda, San Fernando, Sibonga, and the cities of Carcar, Cebu, Naga, and Talisay. Cebu has also received help from humanitarian organizations and foreign governments.

In addition, the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) held a fund-raising activity during the Feast of Señor Sto. Niño to be spent for Odette-stricken families in dire need of help. Odette was the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2021. RELATED STORIES .