All hands are on deck in government’s quick response as Typhoon Odette made landfall this afternoon.
As of December 16, 2021, 2:00PM, weather forecasters raised Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal # 4 in Southern Leyte, the southwestern portion of Leyte, Bohol, the central and southern portions of Cebu in the Visayas and Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands in Mindanao.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development, including its Field Offices, has available disaster response standby funds and family food packs prepositioned in different strategic areas in the typhoon-affected regions.
As of December 16, 2021, 11:00AM, concerned government agencies have pre-emptively evacuated a total of 98,091 persons from Region 7, Region 8, Region 10, and CARAGA.
We continue to remind the public, especially those in typhoon-affected regions, to take the necessary precautionary measures and cooperate with respective authorities should there be a need for immediate evacuation in your areas.