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MANILA – The confirmed number of fatalities due to Typhoon Odette has climbed to 14, with two injured and two missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Friday.

In its latest situation report, the agency said still undergoing validation are reports of another 312 dead, 661 injured and 54 missing persons.

The typhoon has so far affected 5,508 villages in Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region, Soccsksargen, Caraga and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Affected families are now at 870,344 which is equivalent to 3,380,167 persons.

Of these numbers, 83,903 families are now being aided in 1,497 evacuation centers with the rest being sheltered by their families and friends.

The NDRRMC also reported that 273 cities and municipalities have experienced power outages and that as of this posting 149 had electricity restored. Four cities and municipalities also reported water outages of which one is now restored.

Some 371 areas in Mimaropa, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the BARMM are still experiencing communication problems.

To date, 114 communication lines have been fully restored so far. Houses damaged were placed at 348,642 in Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region, Soccsksargen, Caraga and the BARMM.

Of these, 228,156 were classified as totally partially damaged, and 120,0486 as totally damaged.

Damage to agriculture was placed at around PHP2.03 billion in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region and Caraga.

Meanwhile, damage to infrastructure was estimated at PHP3.99 billion in Mimaropa, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region and Caraga. (PNA)