The PHILRADS Rapid Assessment Team went to Cebu, one of the hardest-hit islands of Typhoon Odette, on December 28.
The canvassing of grocery items for the relief packs proved to be a challenge as most grocery stores were closed. Cell signals were weak.
The supposed Bohol and Southern Leyte assessments were cancelled because of strong to gale force winds warning issued by PAGASA, so the team stayed in Cebu.
Half of the PHILRADS team had to look for a safe and accessible alternative route from Alegria to Sibonga and Alcoy because of the damaged and blocked roadways. According to some residents of Alegria, the first wave of relief came only five days after the typhoon.
The other half led by Mr. David Liban facilitated the purchasing of the relief items. Food and water remain to be the top needs.
PHILRADS have been appealing for help for food items and Shelter Repair Kits (SRKs).
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