Floodwaters in most areas of Metro Manila gone—MMDA

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MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philipines—Floodwaters in most areas of Metro Manila have subsided as of Wednesday morning, but several portions of Manila City remained submerged, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.

As of 6:15 a.m., MMDA-Metrobase said local government units of Makati, Taguig and Pasay have confirmed that flood waters in their areas had generally subsided, except in at least three villages in Pasay that still have knee-deep waters.

SM City-Sucat is also already passable, Metrobase said, as well as Roxas Boulevard.

In Quezon City, Tim Angelada of the QC Disaster Risk Reduction Office said floods, which rose to over 5 feet in some areas of the city Tuesday, said waters had subsided by Wednesday morning.

Juanito Casilao, also of QCDRRMO, earlier said 76 families from Area 5 in Barangay (village) Bagong Silangan were evacuated after the riprap of San Matero River collapsed when the river overflowed.

[Dr. Noel Lansang, QCDRRMO head, also said Tuesday that Barangay Roxas and Purok 7 in Barangay Culiat suffered from over 5-foot floodwaters.

“Nasa bubong na ng bahay ang baha,” he earlier said.

Meanwhile, in Manila, Lagusnilad is still flooded, as well as Taft-Quirino, MMDA said.

Senior Police Officer 2 Ferdinand Ng of Manila Police District said the roughly 20-foot-deep underpass of Lagusnilad was still filled with floodwaters.

Lagusnilad has been flooded since intermittent rains started Sunday.

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, several areas in the city were not passable to light vehicles. These include:

— Taft Remedios

— Taft Ocampo

— Taft Quirino

— Otis-Unilever

— Kalaw-Taft

— Faura-Taft

— Ayala Boulevard

— San Marcelino

Meanwhile, MMDA’s number coding scheme remain lifted Wednesday, a holiday, as the country commemorates the assassination of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.

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