Monday , June 18, 2018

'Urduja' leaves P3.64-M damage in Aklan

TROPICAL Storm "Urduja" left P3.64-million worth of damage in agriculture and fishery in some Aklan municipalities, based on a partial report gathered by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) on December 19.

Damage to crops was pegged at P555,500 in Kalibo and P218,436 in Tangalan.

Tangalan also sustained infrastructure loss at P2.3 million, while mainland Malay reported P570,000 damage in agriculture and fishery.

Flooding has affected 15 barangays of Malay, including villages in Boracay Island. A landslide was also recorded in Barangay Balusbos.

Urduja also affected towns of Buruanga, Ibajay, and Nabas.

During Sunday’s onslaught of Urduja, motorists including tourist buses for and from Boracay Island, were rerouted due to series of landslides in Nabas.

Floodwaters though immediately subsided after heavy rains brought about by the storm stopped.

The rain-induced flooding affected boat station 3 while the flooding near the Fairways Blue Water was due to a drainage problem, said PDRRM officer Galo Ibardolaza in a phone interview. (PNA)