Typhoon Ursula: Sea trips resume after storm signal warnings lifted

Ryan Macasero
Typhoon Ursula: Sea trips resume after storm signal warnings lifted

Rappler

Over 23,000 were stranded after Typhoon Ursula hit the Visayas region on Christmas Eve

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sea trips may resume in several areas in the Visayas and Mindanao on Wednesday, December 25, Christmas Day, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Visayas said.



Over 23,000 were stranded after Typhoon Ursula hit the Visayas region on Christmas Eve.

Areas where sea travel may resume include: 



  • Central Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Camotes
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Dinagat Islands 
  • Siargao 
  • Surigao Del Norte


The typhoon made its 5th landfall over the northern tip of Aklan-Antique at around 8:40 am Wednesday morning. (READ: Typhoon Ursula crosses northern tip of Aklan-Antique)

Thousands who work and go to school in Cebu City were unable to go home for Christmas to surrounding provinces due to the typhoon.

Trips in ports no longer under storm signal warning may resume immediately, PCG Central Visayas spokesperson MJ Encinas said. – Rappler.com

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Ryan Macasero

Ryan covers social welfare for Rappler. He started at Rappler as social media producer in 2013, and later took on various roles for the company: editor for the #BalikBayan section, correspondent in Cebu, and general assignments reporter in the Visayas region. He graduated from California State University, East Bay, with a degree in international studies and a minor in political science. Outside of work, Ryan performs spoken word poetry and loves attending local music gigs. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmacasero or drop him leads for stories at ryan.macasero@rappler.com