Dinagat TyphoonThe Island of Dinagat was hit by a historical Typhoon

Typhoon Odette (Rai) made its first landfalls in the Philippines and hit the island of Dinagat.

The Island, a province known for its pristine beaches, is home to over 128,000 people. With over 375 dead and many more missing this has been one of the worst typhoons to hit the Philippines.

Information from the Dinagat Islands has been extremely limited as a result of the crippled power and telecommunication lines. What we do know is thousands of homes have been flattened.

Disaster Aid International partners Disaster Aid Malaysia and Disaster Aid Australia have direct contacts, Balay Mindanaw, in the region. Those partners have traveled to the island with SkyHydrants to provide urgently needed safe drinking water.

To date, they have 7 SkyHydrants ready to ship to communities in Cebu City, Siargao, and Northern Bohol, supported by the Rotary Club of Pasig.

These will be shipped as soon as air freight space can be found.

They will also be assessing how they can deliver further assistance over the coming days with our support.

(reference Disaster Aid Australia - Brian Ashworth)

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