Super Typhoon Rai (known as “Odette” in the Philippines) was the 15th storm to hit the country in 2021 and was the strongest storm of 2021. The typhoon made landfall on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m. local time on Siargao Island in the southeastern Philippines. Shortly after landfall with winds at 160 mph, it underwent an eyewall replacement cycle and decreased in strength to a Category 4, but winds remained at 150 mph. Rai/Odette made several other landfalls at Category 3 and 4 intensities throughout the day as it moved through the Philippines. At 3:10 p.m. local time on Friday, Dec. 17, the typhoon made its ninth landfall in Roxas, Palawan, before moving into the West Philippine Sea. Rai re-intensified to a Category 5 near Vietnam but weakened again and dissipated near Hong Kong on Dec. 22.
The electricity and communication tower was down for more than 3 weeks. Since supplies in Cebu were not enough we are able to give assistance immediately, it was only on January 3, 2022, we were able to distribute relief goods to 100 families in Seaside, Cebu.