Monsoon rains flood parts of Metro Manila

Ghio Ong, Neil Jayson Servallos - The Philippine Star
Monsoon rains flood parts of Metro Manila
Families residing in barangays near the Marikina River take shelter at the H. Bautista Elementary School as the river’s water level rose to 15 meters yesterday.
Boy Santos

MANILA, Philippines — Some areas in Metro Manila were flooded yesterday as the habagat or southwest monsoon continued to unleash heavy rains.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said floodwaters rose in parts of Muntinlupa, including Purok 1, Dulo in Barangay Buli; Navarro Compound; Miranda Compound, and Purok 6 Block 4 in Barangay Bayanan.

The MMDA reported that Consular street in Barangay Post Proper Southside in Makati was inundated in floods about four feet deep. The street was not passable to vehicles.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, Metro Manila experienced light to moderate with occasional heavy rains due to the southwest monsoon.

Meanwhile, Marikina River’s water level continued to rise yesterday due to monsoon rains.

The local government raised the first alarm at past 11 a.m. when the water level reached 15 meters.

An alarm level 2 will be declared if Marikina River reaches 16 meters of water level, which means preemptive evacuations will be carried out in low-lying communities.




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