‘Gorio’ veers away, spares Metro Manila from flooding

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Storm “Gorio” changed course Sunday, sparing Metro Manila from major flooding.

Still, Sunday remained a wet day for metro residents, having rained overnight and with light rain continuing over many parts of the city.

Vicente Malano, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administrations (PAGASA) acting administrator, said Gorio had been forecast to dump heavy rain on northern Metro Manila but veered south instead.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported floods at 1:10 a.m. in Barangay Pio del Pilar in Makati City. It said P. Medina St. was too flooded for light vehicles.

It also reported minimal flooding in Barangay San Antonio in Mayapis and Caong Streets, with the streets still passable.

At least 26 areas including Metro Manila were under storm signals as “Gorio”crossed Luzon near Batangas early Sunday.

Malano the storm could leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility as early as 2 a.m. Monday.

He advised parents to check with their schools to see if classes will be suspended on Monday.

FRANCIS EARL A. CUETO

 

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