BORACAY ISLAND — Activities in Boracay Island has slowly resumed to its normal operation on Monday after the onslaught of typhoon Urduja over the weekend.
Some 2,000 passengers were stranded both in Caticlan and Cagban jetty ports after the boat trip was canceled anew from 6 PM on December 17 because of Urduja’s landfall in Aklan on Sunday night.
Trips to and from Boracay Island was resumed at 4 AM of Monday after the suspension was lifted by the Philippine Coast Guard Boracay.
However, after enduring long queues at the port, hundreds of tourists from Boracay bound to Kalibo remained stranded in Caticlan Port for a few more hours because of impassable roads.
The delay was caused by a landslide in Barangay Gibon in Nabas which is a major highway.
As of December 18, the Malay Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office recorded a total of 334 families were affected during the typhoon.
Of which, 33 were from Boracay. All the affected families have meanwhile returned to their respective homes on Monday.
Flooding in most areas of the island has also started to subside as of Monday.
About 90 percent of the road network in the island has been submerged due to heavy rains brought by the typhoon.
Some businesses were also affected by the flood due to the rains brought by Urduja.
Water supply affected
Meanwhile, residents of Boracay suffered from an intermittent supply of water due to Urduja.
The Boracay Island Water Company, one of the water suppliers in the island said Nabaoy River where they get their supply of water has been affected due to rains brought by Urduja.
The BIWC meanwhile assured that normal supply of water will be restored at 6 AM on Tuesday, December 19.