Floods submerge parts of Metro Manila due to monsoon rains


08:57 AM September 23rd, 2013

By: Jamie Elona, September 23rd, 2013 08:57 AM

Chino Roces cor. Rufino Flood. INQUIRER.net/KRISTINE SABILLO

MANILA, Philippines – Several areas in Metro Manila were flooded early Monday due to monsoon rains, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.

In a Twitter advisory, MMDA said the southbound lane of SM Sucat has been rendered impassable to all types of vehicles due to the waist-deep floodwaters in the area.

The opposite lane, on the other hand, was submerged in knee-deep floods, it said.

As of 7:36 a.m., Evacom was also recorded with waist-deep waters, while Moonwalk and Don Bosco both have knee-deep waters.

As of 7:34 a.m. the westbound lane of Quezon Avenue/Biak na Bato was not passable to light vehicles due to knee-deep floods.

D. Tuazon/ E. Rodriguez was meanwhile  submerged in gutter deep waters.

As of 7:30 a.m., the northbound lanes of Aranta ERB-QC Avenue and Ma. Clara have gutter-deep floods.

Gutter-deep waters were also recorded at RMB Pureza, España Blumentritt and Rizal-Recto.

In Manila area, the road in front of Manila City Hall was impassable to light vehicles.

Taft Avenue going to Pasay was still passable, but floodwaters were also recorded in the area.

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