LOOK: 'Maring' floods Metro Manila, nearby areas

Abigail Kwok, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 12 2017 09:55 AM

MANILA - Floodwaters submerged the capital and surrounding provinces on Tuesday, due to overnight rains from Tropical Depression "Maring," which is expected to cross Luzon within the day.

As of this posting, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the following areas were passable to all types of vehicles despite gutter-deep floods.

- EDSA/Aurora Tunnel SB/NB 
- E. Rodriguez Intersection
- EDSA/Shaw Tunnel SB
- Commonwealth Donya Carmen WB
- Park and Fly EB
- EDSA/Taft NB
- Commonwealth Winston WB
- UN Otis SB/NB
- RMB Pureza EB
- Plaza Dilno SB/NB
- Quirino Pedro Gil EB/WB
- Quezon Avenue Biak na Bato WB
- Araneta Maria Clara SB/NB
- Balintawak A. Bonifacio SB
- Taft-Kalaw
The following areas were not passable to all types of vehicles:

- E. Rodriguez before intersection/Tatalon (knee-deep)
- East Avenue in front of SSS (waist-deep)

Netizens also took to social media to post photos of flooded roads.

Meanwhile, flooding also hit several areas outside of Metro Manila, including in Cavite and Rizal.
Some residents in Noveleta, Cavite were forced to evacuate from their homes because of the floods.

Heavy flooding was also reported in Cypress Village in Cainta, Rizal.

The second-highest "orange" warning was raised in Bataan, Pampanga and Cavite early Tuesday, meaning 15 to 30 millimeters of rain per hour were expected in the next 3 hours.

The lowest "yellow" warning was raised over Metro Manila, Laguna, NuevaEcija, Rizal, Bulacan, Batangas and Quezon, where 7.5 to 15 millimeters of rain per hour were expected in the next 3 hours.

"Maring," a relatively weak storm based on wind speed, was forecast to slam into Mauban, Quezon early Thursday with maximum sustained winds of 60 kph with 80 kph gusts.