MANILA -- Floods in some parts of Metro Manila were knee-deep Saturday, as heavy rains battered the capital region due to the storm-enhanced southwest monsoon.
As of 3:30 pm, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported flooding in the following areas:
EDSA LRT Balintawak northbound - knee deep, not passable to light vehicles
EDSA Quezon Avenue service road - Centris northbound - knee deep, not passable to light vehicles.
Quirino Avenue Plaza Dilao northbound - above gutter deep, passable
Quirino Pedro Gil - above gutter deep, passable
Quirino Guazon - gutter deep, passable
Commonwealth Tandang Sora - gutter deep, passable
Commonwealth Masaya St. - above gutter deep, passable
Mindanao Avenue, 16 - 15 inches deep, passable
Araneta Victory Avenue - not passable to all types of vehicles
Araneta Talayan - not passable to all types of vehicles
Araneta E. Rodriguez - knee deep
Quezon Avenue Biak na Bato - knee deep, not passable to light vehicles
Espana Maceda/Blumentritt - knee deep, not passable to light vehicles
Elliptical East Avenue - gutter deep
Rizal Avenue R. Papa- knee deep, not passable to light vehicles
Meanwhile, the Marikina River is on second alarm as the water level has risen to 17.8 meters.
Weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has raised the Red Rainfall Warning over Metro Manila amid torrential rains and serious flooding expected in low-lying areas and near waterways. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency