Tropical cyclone RAI [Local Name Odette] approached the southern Philippines, and on 16 December, its centre was located about 150 km northeast of Tandag City (Caraga Region, northeastern Mindanao), with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h.
According to media reports, tens of thousands of people are affected and transferred to evacuation centers in central and southern Philippines.
Tropical cyclone wind signals from 1 (strong winds) to 4 (very destructive typhoon-force winds) have been issued for most areas in Visayas, Mindanao and Luzon. December 17, heavy to very heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over the southern, central and western Philippines.
World Vision is launching an emergency response to help affected vulnerable children and families. When disaster strikes we are on the ground quickly providing immediate support; but we also stay for the long term, rebuilding lives for children, families and their communities.
By donating to Typhoon Odette emergency appeal, you’ll help provide essentials like hygiene kits, emergency shelter kits and more. Your support helps bring immediate disaster relief and supplies, and long-term recovery so people can rebuild their lives.