MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - State weather bureau PAGASA early Saturday morning raised an orange warning alert in Metro Manila, Batangas, Cavite, and Rizal amid heavy rains caused by the habagat, or southwest monsoon.
PAGASA said the warning, which was raised around 1 a.m., means floods are threatening the affected areas.
A yellow warning alert was also hoisted over Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Bulacan, and Pampanga. Low-lying areas in the said provinces may experience floods.
Heavy rains and floods swamped Metro Manila earlier Friday.
A low pressure area east of the Philippines has enhanced the habagat, resulting in heavy rains over parts of Luzon, according to PAGASA.
Due to the heavy rains, flooding hit several areas in the metro.
According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), about 50 passengers were stranded in the Cubao area at around 8 p.m. Friday. The agency has deployed special vehicles.
Meanwhile, Gil Puyat Ave. in Makati City was not passable to light vehicles as the flood reached gutter-deep.
Below are some of the roads that were not passable to vehicles as of Friday night:
- R. Papa - 40 inches; not passable for all types of vehicles
- España Blvd. (From Antipolo to Maceda, both bound) - 18 inches; not passable to light vehicles
- España – Lacson intersection - 14 inches; not passable to light vehicles
- Rizal Avenua (Front of Jose Reyes Hospital) - 18 inches; not passable to light vehicles
- Maysilo Circle - 15 inches; not passable to light vehicles
- East Avenue (near corner of EDSA, both bound) 11 inches; not passable to light vehicles
- Quezon Avenue - Biak na Bato (west-bound) 17 inches; not passable to light vehicles
- Mother Ignacia Avenue - 37 inches; not passable to all types of vehicles
- Panay Avenue - 18 inches; not passable to light vehicles
- G. Araneta - Maria Clara intersection - not passable to all type of vehicles
- G. Araneta - Talayan - creek overflow; not passable to all types of vehicles