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Several areas in NCR flooded; PAGASA issues orange advisory

August 18, 2013 8:33pm

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Some areas in Metro Manila and even a part of the North Luzon Expressway were flooded Sunday evening amid heavy rain.

This developed as PAGASA issued an orange rainfall advisory over Metro Manila, warning of rain due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Maring.

PAGASA said heavy to intense rain may be expected over Metro Manila and may continue until 10 p.m., adding that flooding may threaten low-lying areas.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said that as of 7:40 p.m., floods were knee-deep at Maria Clara and Biak na Bato.

In Quezon City, floods were knee-high in Barangays Roxas and Tatalon and Araneta.

Floods were also knee-high at España.

Floods were waist-deep at Barangay Sto. Domingo Maria Clara Street, and knee-deep in Barangay Sto. Domingo Biak na Bato Street infront of the barangay hall.

As of 7:35 p.m., it noted 27-inch-high floods at R. Papa in Manila, and floods seven to eight inches high at E. Rodriguez Araneta in Quezon City.

In Makati City, flooded areas include Brgy. Pio del Pilar (Medina, E. Ramos, Taylo, Dela Rosa, Chino Roces) with flood waters 3 to 6 inches above gutter level. However, the city's information office said these areas are passable to light vehicles.

Meanwhile, the NLEX said the Balintawak southbound cloverleaf rightmost lane was flooded, with traffic queuing at 500 meters.

It added the Valenzuela northbound rightmost lane was also flooded.

The MMDA reminded residents around the España area to call 711-1059 in case of floods.

It also said the public can call the MMDA flood control information center at 882-4177 or 882-0925 for flood updates. — BM, GMA News

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