Philippines: Update on Typhoon Rai
Created: 31/01/2022 +


Typhoon Rai (known locally as Odette) hit the Philippines on 16 December 2021, with gusts of up to 270km/h and maximum sustained winds of 195km/h near the centre. Rai affected over 9.4 million people in more than 8,000 barangays in the Mimaropa, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, western Mindanao, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Davao regions. The typhoon made nine landfalls until 19 December. On 21 December, the Government declared a state of calamity in the Central Visayas and Western Visayas regions. 

The report provides an overview of the impact of the typhoon on Regions 6 (Western Visayas) and 7 (Central Visayas) by province.