PARTS of Metro Manila were submerged in floodwaters on Thursday amid heavy rain from the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm “Gorio”.
As 1 p.m., all streets in Manila were now passable to light vehicles except R. Papa Street near the corner Taft Avenue to and from Caloocan City, according to the local government.
Quirino LRT Station going to San Andres Bukid area is passable.
Also passable to light vehicles are Quinta Market in Quiapo, nearby streets Earnshaw and Loyola, Lacson Avenue, Taft Avenue from Pedro Gil to Quirino Avenue, A. Francisco Street to Panaderos Street up to Santa Ana Hospital and nearby Syquia Street.
España Avenue up to Lawton and Intramuros fronting Manila City hall are passable.
R. Papa up to Abad Santos Light Rail Transit Station was not passable due to floods reaching to half the height of passenger jeepney.
An alert by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as of 12:30 p.m. identified other flooded areas:
* Quirino Roxas Boulevard along Taft Avenue, Quezon City A Bonifacio C3, A Bonifacio 11th Avenue, Edsa Aurora tunnel, which are gutter-deep; Quezon Avenue Biak na Bato east bound, tire-deep. These roads are still passable to all types of vehicles;
* Gutter deep along General Malvar Street near corner Taft Avenue, P. Burgos near Lagusnilad, Oroquieta Street corner Fugoso Street, Taft Avenue corner United Nations Avenue, and along Taft Avenue.
* G. Araneta/Victory Avenue both lanes, knee-deep; Quezon Avenue Biak na Bato west bound, half tire deep. These roads are not passable to light vehicles;
* Balintawak cloverleaf right most lane ramp going to Edsa, knee-deep and not passable to light vehicles.
* Makati City, gutter-level floods on De la Rosa, Pasong Tamo and Fernando Street in Barangay Pio del Pilar; two feet of flood on Taylor Street; two to three inches of floods on Victor Street in Barangay San Antonio at Lumbayao corner Camachille and on Sampaloc corner Estrella Street.
The MMDA also said that water level in the Marikina River has reached 14 meters, one meter away from reaching the first alarm. Four out of eight floodgates have been opened.
”Gorio” (international codename: Noru) enhanced the southwest monsoon affecting Luzon and Western Visayas, triggering flashfloods and landslides and prompting affected cities and municipalities to suspend classes on Thursday. PNA
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