Monsoon rains cause knee-deep floods in parts of Metro Manila

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