By Nathaniel R. Melican
The Camanava (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) area, historically the most flood-prone in the metropolis, preempted the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” by evacuating at least 66 families late Friday from sites vulnerable not only to storm surges but also to rising tides. “The worst case scenario we are preparing for involves a storm surge and [...]
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
The death toll from flooding that hit the Visayas and Mindanao earlier this week has risen to 20, according to the national disaster agency.
By Julie S. Alipala
One person died, another was missing while hundreds of families were either displaced or rendered homeless after flooding caused by nonstop heavy rains since Friday hit the city, according to local authorities.
By Niña P. Calleja
The chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has pitched another idea to solve the worsening flooding problem in the metropolis, this time by creating a new department that will be in charge of managing the capital’s drainage system.
Even if the weather takes a turn for the worse on Sunday and the next three Sundays after that, this year’s bar examinees will not have to worry about getting to the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) in the flood-prone area of España Boulevard in Manila.
Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from high-risk areas in central Vietnam on Monday as a typhoon that sank at least two Chinese fishing ships neared the coast.
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has encouraged private subdivisions to set up retention ponds in their areas to minimize flooding as these will help prevent waterways from spilling over during a heavy downpour.
“The local government of Quezon City has identified the areas which are perennially prone to flooding and is continuously trying to find ways [to solve the problem]. Families affected by Sunday’s floods were also given relief assistance by the local government.”—Dr. Victor Endriga, Quezon City administrator, on the actions taken by the city government on floods that hit at least five areas in the city
By Jamie Elona
, Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.
By Maricar Cinco
The city government of Biñan in Laguna issued flood warnings at noon Saturday as authorities noted that rivers that empty into Laguna de Bay had been swollen by heavy rain over the last several hours.
The number of rivers and creeks in Metro Manila has dropped from more than 600 in the 1950s to barely 200 today due to the construction of buildings and other structures on waterways, making the metropolis prone to heavy flooding.
By DJ Yap
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday pushed for the construction of more water impounding facilities such as dams ease flooding and to enable the irrigation of farms during the dry season.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Two out of 9 dams in Luzon kept their gates open on Sunday to let excess water spill, a report by Radyo Inquirer 990AM said.