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    Woman tearfully poses next to her house destroyed by Typhoon Odette

    MANILA, Philippines – A woman from Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte couldn't help but cry as she showed her house that has been ravaged by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).
    Woman tearfully poses next to her house destroyed by Typhoon Odette

    Thousands of residents from various provinces in the Caraga region fled their homes last Thursday, December 16, as Typhoon Odette hit the area with strong winds and heavy rains.

    A woman from Agusan del Norte showed the house destroyed by Typhoon Odette
    A woman from Agusan del Norte showed the house destroyed by Typhoon Odette | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Nana Langcoyan

    Nana Langcoyan was one of those who lost their homes and properties due to the strong typhoon. Her hometown, Agusan del Norte, had around 560 families or 2,106 individuals who were evacuated. The water level of the Agusan River, the biggest tributary in the city, reached a warning level.

    Many residents who returned to their barangays after the typhoon were emotional to find their homes in ruins. According to Nana, she is devastated upon seeing her home destroyed. She said in Visayan that she feels jealous that others still have homes to clean while she is left with nothing.

    She even shared selfie photos of the house she lost. Nana explained that they are about five families who are in dire need of assistance after losing their homes. She appealed for help and asked for clothes and food, especially for the younger kids they have.

    As the Christmas season is near, Nana asked for a simple "pamasko" even as small as a one peso for them to have food to eat.

    Woman tearfully poses next to her house destroyed by Typhoon Odette
    Nana Langcoyan and five other families whose houses were destroyed appealed for help | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Nana Langcoyan

    Nana posted, "Baka Meron kayo centavos/Piso sa gcash pamasko/ayuda nyo na lang Po sa Amin. Wala na kami bahay. Flooring na lang natira. Malaking tulong na po yan para sa amin. Wala kami matirhan, mga gamit lahaaaaat. Grabe ka Odette.
    Gcash # 09121548680
    Charise Langcoyan, Cabadbaran city.
    Edited na Po Ang gcash# Kasi nag exceed Po ako sa old gcash po."


    Kind netizens didn't disappoint as an outpouring of help reached Nana and her family. She also posted messages and photos of appreciation to those who extended help and gave them goods. From private individuals to charitable organizations, many were able to provide them food to eat and clothes to keep them warm.

    Meanwhile, many also warned against fake accounts using Nana's name to scam others of their donations. According to Nana, she has no other bank accounts but her GCash number for donations.

    — Sally, The Summit Express

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