Recent weather changes have caused unexpected heavy traffic because of flooding. Take a look at the list below to know which areas to avoid as ‘Habagat’ rains and thunderstorms are expected to continue until June 10.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recorded different flood prone areas in Metro Manila.
Quezon City has sixteen (16) flood prone areas: C-3 – Sgt. Rivera corner A. Bonifacio Avenue; A Bonifacio corner Balintawak, A. Bonifacio corner Mauban Street, Araneta Avenue due to Talayan Creek that overflows during heavy rains; Quirino Highway near Mendez Creek, Tandang Sora Avenue-Dona Soltera Street, portions of Commonwealth Avenue-Feria Road, Con Fabian Road, Winston Street, Ilang-Ilang Street; Tandang Sora-Katipunan Avenue; underpasses along Edsa-Aurora Boulevard and P. Tuazon Tunnel Mother Ignacia coerner Samar Street, E. Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard, Araneta Avenue and Quezon Avenue corner Biak na Bato.
Muntinlupa City has fourteen (14) flood prone areas: Montillano St.; PNR to National Road; portions of National Road–in front of city hall, in front of Summit Circle and in front of Pepsi Cola Plant; East service Road, M.L. Quezon Road; San Guillermo Road.; PNR Open Canal Multi-Land, Putatan; PNR Track; JPA Subd., Tunasan; E. Rodriguez Ave.; Arandia St. and MSSR.
Las Piñas City: Quirino Avenue to Saulog; Quirino Avenue, Quirino Avenue near Naga Road, Alabang-Aapote Road, CAA to J. Tiongquiao Road, Tramo Line to Casimiro-Camella Subd., and Tramo Line to Casimiro Subd. F. Santos
Parañaque City: Ninoy Aquino Avenue, NIA Road-Macapagal and Sucat Rd. corner C-5 Ext.; Redemptorist/Taft Ave. Extension; Quirino Avenue corner Kabihasnan; Quirino Avenue-La Huerta Market; Sucat Road-Canaynay Road; Sucat Road-Fourth Estate; East Service Road corner Tanyag and Daang Batang near E. Rodriguez St.
Taguig City: C-5 BCDA; C-5 McKinley: and C-5 Bayani Road.
Manila: Espana-Lacson; Maceda-Maria Clara; Maceda-Simon; Maceda-Laon-Laan; Rizal Ave. corner R. Papa; Recto near Morayta going to Divisoria; Quirino Ave.-Taft Avenue leading to Roxas Blvd. both sides; P.Burgos fronting Manila City Hall; and Taft Ave.-Malvar St.-Pedro Gil St.
Pasay City: Pasay Taft Rotunda and Macapagal Ave. near World Trade Center.
Makati City: EDSA corner Estrella; EDSA-Magallanes Tunnel; EDSA-Pasong Tamo; and Osmeña Skyway (SLEx Buendia).
Mandaluyong City: Maysilo Circle, Edsa-Megamall and Edsa-Shaw Blvd. Tunnel.
Pasig City: C-5 Bagong Ilog and C-5 Eagle.
Caloocan City: Rizal Ave. between 10th & 11th Street.
Malabon City: Letre, Dagat-Dagatan Avenue Extension, General Luna; Dulong Duhat, Letre-Loscano due to high tide; Gov. Pascual-Maria Clara, M.H. Del Pilar-San Vicente, P. Aquino- Tonsuya.
Valenzuela City: MacArthur Highway near Fatima Medical Center University.
Navotas City: North Bay Boulevard.
The Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior and Local Government are both getting ready for the change of weather phenomenon which the country is nearing to experience.
Emmanuel Piñol, incoming secretary of the Department of Agriculture, prepares plans to focus on the solutions for the effects of the La Niña phenomenon across the country.
The incoming secretary said that he will be prepared unlike the current administration of President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino which failed to plan for the El Niño weather phenomenon despite early and sufficient warnings from the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
In addition, Secretary of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Men Senen Sarmiento ordered the local government units to get ready for La Niña.
Sarmiento also called on all the provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, including DILG regional directors to do preventive measures in their particular areas of responsibility.
“LGUs are encouraged to convene their respective Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils to prepare a La Niña Action Plan; closely coordinate with PAGASA for timely weather updates and with the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau for adequate information on the threat of flooding and rainfall-induced landslides within the respective LGU,” said Sarmiento.