Heavy rains trigger Metro Manila floods anew


Posted at Sep 17 2012 11:50 PM | Updated as of Sep 18 2012 07:50 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Heavy rains triggered flash floods anew in many parts of Metro Manila Monday night.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said several areas and roads were under water as of 9:30 p.m.

Floods at D. Tuazon and Quezon Avenue were 20 inches deep.

While Retiro corner Banawe, Quezon Ave. corner Banawe, and and R. Papa-Rizal Avenue were no longer passable.

The EDSA-Quezon Ave service road and Quezon Ave.-Biak na Bato were not passable to light vehicles.

Waters along parts of EDSA, as well as East Ave, and Quezon Ave. corner Araneta were gutter deep.

The Talayan Creek was also nearing its spilling level.

Many areas in Quezon City, Marikina, Mandaluyong, Manila and Pasig experienced thunderstorms earlier Monday night.

Weather bureau PAGASA expects rains to ease beginning 11 p.m.

PAGASA has been monitoring a new low pressure area (LPA) that was last spotted 1,000 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes.

The bureau said the LPA is expected to dissipate by Tuesday, but a new low pressure area is also expected to form in the same area.

The current LPA lpa will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon that will bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Southern Luzon that includes Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan.

Showers are also expected over the Bicol Region and Central Luzon.

Weather in these areas is forecast to stay gloomy until Tuesday.  - ANC