By Frances Mangosing
A sudden downpour caused floods in parts of Metro Manila on Tuesday afternoon. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) issued a two-hour thunderstorm warning at 3p.m. in Metro Manila, , Rizal (Rodriguez, San Mateo, Antipolo, Cupang, Cainta), Quezon (Gen Nakar, Lucban, Tayabas, Candelaria), Zambales (Sta Cruz, San Marcelino), & portions of Tarlac, Bulacan and Cavite.
Rescuers Sunday found 12 more bodies buried under mud and debris to bring the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal to 97, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.
Classes in all levels are suspended Tuesday in five villages in Obando, Bulacan, due to high tide, the provincial disaster agency said Monday night.
Overnight rain dumped by the southwest monsoon on Friday submerged low-lying areas in this coastal city in Pangasinan province, creating rush hour traffic jams and drenching many students and workers who had to walk in ankle-deep floodwaters as they alighted from public utility vehicles.
By Jhunnex Napallacan and Doris C. Bongcac
A motorist was rescued on Saturday after his car was swept by floodwaters in Barangay Poblacion, Daanbantayan town, about 131 kilometers north of here.