Tranquil Boracay has just experienced its worst flood ever. This recent flooding offers a glimpse of what will happen to this island in the near future.
Boracay and other Philippine islands the might be sinking!
Typhoon Urduja dumped more than two weeks’ worth of rain in the Boracay island in the weekend of December 18, 2017. Almost all 1,032 hectares of the island was flooded. Could this be a sign that the island is slowly sinking?
All indications seem to point to that direction. In reality, it’s just a heavy downpour since poor urban planning has not considered climate change and its intensified rains. Engineers planned the installation of a modern drainage system, but it is not yet finished. When the heavy downpour came, it resulted to a waist-high flood.
The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), an agency under the Department of Tourism, is responsible for putting up a proper drainage system on the island. So far, it has only finished the first phase of construction. The second phase is expected to begin in 2018, and the third phase will cover the northern part of the island.
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