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ODETTE ROUND-UP: Odette left 47 dead in NegOcc; Sipalay hardest hit

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Forty-seven, 208, nine.

These were the numbers left by Typhoon Odette after it hit the province last 17 December last year, along with billions worth of damage to agriculture and infrastructure.

The Provincial Disaster Management Team left 47 dead, 208 injured, and nine still missing as of New Year’s Eve.

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Sipalay logged the highest number of deaths at 17. Sipalay is among the towns and cities placed by state weather bureau PAGASA under Typhoon Signal Number 4 including La Castellana, Pontevedra, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, Isabela, Binalbagan, Ilog, Cauayan, Candoni, Hinobaan, Kabankalan, and Himamaylan.

Kabankalan is second highest at 15 deaths.

PDMT also recorded 208 injured, with Sipalay also logging the highest number at 168.

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Nine remain missing, with six from Sipalay, two in Kabankalan, and one in Candoni.

The PDMT also recorded 68,803 houses that were destroyed by Odette, while 201,447 were damaged.

Sipalay again logged the highest number of destroyed houses at 11,569 while Ilog came second at 10,637, while Kabankalan came third at 6,839.

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Those with the highest number of damaged houses meanwhile are Kabankalan at 14,742, followed by Silay with 14,412, and by Cauayan at 14,320.

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Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.
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