Reporter Lee Won-yul] More than 3,000 South Korean tourists traveling to Guam and neighboring Saipan were reportedly stranded as메이저사이트 “super typhoon” Margar slammed into the Pacific resort island of Guam.
After the typhoon passed on June 26 (local time), local authorities began restoring facilities, but it is expected that it will be difficult to restore airports and resume flights before June 1, so travelers will be stranded for a long time.
Trees lie on the street after being snapped by strong winds on June 25 (local time), the day after Category 4 “super typhoon” Marawar hit the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Guam authorities said there were no casualties from the typhoon, but the strong winds and heavy rain caused power outages and water cuts, causing great difficulties for locals and tourists. [Yonhap].
Internet cafes popular with domestic Guam travelers reportedly said that some hotels refused to extend their stays, forcing them to spend the night in hotel lobbies or banquet rooms.
There are also reports of local residents whose homes were destroyed by the typhoon moving into hotels and staying overnight, causing rooms to fill up and hotels to refuse to extend stays for existing guests.
Rough waves crash in Guam, a U.S. territory hit by a Category 4 super typhoon, on Sept. 24 (local time). Amid high winds and heavy rains that caused power outages and water cuts, Governor Lu Leon Guerrero’s office on Saturday said there were no deaths or serious injuries from the typhoon. [Yonhap].
Earlier, on the 25th, according to Hana Tour, the number of travelers who went on package tours to Guam and Saipan and failed to return home on the scheduled day is estimated to be around 230.
Travelers who were supposed to fly home on the 23rd had to wait two more days due to flight cancellations and airport closures, HanaTour said.
In accordance with its internal regulations, HanaTour will provide travelers with an additional accommodation subsidy of 100,000 won per night.
A house is submerged in water in the capital city of Hagåtña on Sept. 25 (local time) after Category 4 “super typhoon” Marawar swept through the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Authorities said there were no deaths or serious injuries from the typhoon, but damage to infrastructure was extensive. [Yonhap]
Modo Tour also reported that about 160 travelers were stranded, including 120 on Guam and 40 on Saipan. The company is offering $150 per person (per room) for each traveler, regardless of length of stay.
Yellow Balloon said 125 travelers were staying in the area, including 48 on Guam and 77 on Saipan. True Good Travel said it had 156 travelers in the region, including 73 on Guam and 83 on Saipan. The two companies are considering compensation plans at the provincial level as a result of the natural disaster.
Tourists stranded on Guam are reportedly struggling with poor local conditions.
A sculpture in Tumon Bay is blown away by the impact of “super typhoon” Marwar, which hit the Pacific resort island of Guam on Nov. 25 (local time). No fatalities or serious injuries have been reported so far, but the strong winds and heavy rain have caused power outages and water damage. [Image via social media].
“Hotel rooms and corridors flooded,” “Trees uprooted, roofs torn off,” “No electricity, no air conditioner,” and other comments were posted on related travel cafes.
Meanwhile, Typhoon Marawi, a Category 4 “super typhoon” that hit Guam on Nov. 24-25, was the strongest typhoon to come close to the island in decades.
A car drives through a flooded street in Tumon Bay on Sept. 25 (local time) after “super typhoon” Marawar hit the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean with wind gusts of up to 241 kilometers per hour. Authorities said there were no casualties from the typhoon, but the damage from power outages and water cuts was massive, with only 1,000 of the island’s 52,000 homes and commercial facilities having electricity. [Yonhap].
Wind gusts of more than 241 kilometers per hour have toppled utility poles and downed wires, causing widespread power outages, while power outages have also knocked out water and sewage systems, leaving many residences and hotels without water.