LPA-dumped rains cause floods in some parts of Metro Manila

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Incessant rains brought about by the low pressure area (LPA) caused floods in many parts of Metro Manila Thursday afternoon, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

Jude Trinidad of MMDA’s Flood Control and Information Center (FCIC) said that between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m, the Shaw Blvd. tunnel, part of Epifanio Delos Santos Ave. (EDSA) in front of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, EDSA Ortigas, Estrella in Makati, and EDSA in Magallanes had seven inches of floodwaters but remained passable to all types of vehicles.

Pasong Tamo St. up to Don Bosco in Makati City had 21-inch floodwaters and became impassable by light vehicles.

However, as of post time, Trinidad said the floods had already subsided and all roads became passable again by all types of vehicles. PNA


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  1. We had these floods for as long as one could remember. Yet, no administration has made any meaningful move to address this problem of flooding in Metro Manila. For instance, DPWH and MMDA boasted about their road projects last summer, but forgot something more important than just pouring new layer of concrete – building bigger drainage system. No president, nor mayor of Metro Manila has come up with any plan to resolve this problem. The welfare of the residents of the Metro to them is not a top priority.