Strong rains flood parts of Metro Manila
MANILA -- Strong rains on Sunday triggered floods on several parts of Metro Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on its Twitter account.
As of 9:30 p.m., España Boulevard, from Blumentrit to Lacson streets, areas near Manila City Hall, Quezon Boulevard and the Recto Underpass are not passable for light vehicles.
The MMDA also said floodwaters on Maria Clara St., Barangay Sto. Domingo in Quezon City reached waist-deep, while floodwaters were knee-deep on Gumamela street in Barangay Roxas, Araneta Villa in Barangay Tatalon and Biak na Bato Street in Barangay Sto. Domingo, Quezon City.
The Valenuzela City Hall also tweeted the flooded streets in their area that includes the following:
-Brgy. Coloong (1 - 3 inches deep)
-BDO - Dalandanan (8 to 10 inches deep)
-G. Lazaro St (3 to 4 inches)
-San Vicente St. in front of South Supermarket (7 to 8 inches)
-J. Santiago St. Malanday (5 to 6 inches)
-Karuhatan, MacArthur Highway (4 to 6 inches)
-Kadiwa (2 to 3 inches)
-BBB Marulas, stoplight area (2 to 3 inches)
-Fatima, in front of KFC - (2 to 3 inches)
-Mabolo, in front of HongKong Panciteria (2 to 3 inches)
Other flooded areas E. Rodriguez near Araneta Avenue, Boni Avenue cor. Sto. Rosario Street in Mandaluyong and Malabon C-4 road.
The heavy downpour was brought by the southwest monsoon enhances by Tropical Storm "Maring."
Meanwhile, the Marikina River has reached alert level 2 on Sunday evening due to the heavy downpour, prompting several families to evacuate, the Philippine Star said.
The Public Information Office (PIO) of the Marikina City government said on its Twitter account that the waters of Marikina River have reached 16 meters as of 10:37 p.m.
The Marikina City PIO said some families have already been evacuated.
The city government's PIO also said "the Marikina Sumulong underloop bridge is currently not passable while the Katipunan exit, Rainbow, Tangerine and Pio Del Pilar are not passable to light vehicles," the newspaper said.