Yellow rain alert up; parts of Metro floodedBy Jamie Elona, Kristine Angeli Sabillo
MANILA, Philippines – Several areas in Metro Manila were flooded Sunday due to torrential rains whipped up by south west monsoon as super typhoon “Odette” (international name Usagi) left the country.
On Sunday morning, the state weather bureau issued a yellow rainfall alert as moderate to occasional heavy rains continued to affect Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan and Zambales.
In a Twitter advisory, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said that as of 12:13 p.m., gutter-deep floods were observed at the corner of Andrews Avenue and Tramo and near Circulo Del Mundo in Pasay City.
Meanwhile, as of 1:47 p.m. flooding in parts of Makati including Mayapis Street were already tire-deep.
The Makati City government also announced on Twitter that Chino Roces near Don Bosco was impassable to light vehicles because of 10 to 12 inch-high flood waters.
However, it said traffic was light “in all areas in Makati” as of 1:48 p.m.
Earlier, MMDA said flood waters at MIA Road/Macapagal, Roxas Boulevard/Tomas Claudio, Quirino/Leveriza had reached gutter level.
Flooding in Edsa-Taft has also become manageable as water levels went down to half-gutter.
As of 11:54 a.m., flood waters at Osmeña/Buendia have subsided.
Due to flooding along EDSA and a reblocking activity along Evangelista, Emma Loristo of MMDA-Metrobase said traffic was heavy at the southbound lane of Pasay Road to Cabrera.
On Katipunan, on the other hand, movement of traffic was moderate at the northbound lane, while it is light to moderate at the opposite lane.
“Traffic in all other areas [under MMDA's watch] is still normal,” Loristo said.