The non-stop heavy rain fall for more than 24 hours already has caused massive flooding in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. This resulted to suspension of classes in all levels and work has been called off both in public and private sectors. And sends thousands of families in evacuation centers.
Most of the affected communities are those in the low- laying areas, near rivers and water dam. Some of these are the City of Marikina, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Malabon, Navotas and some parts of Quezon City, Manila City, San Juan City, Makati City and Paranaque City.
This has been experienced also in the near-by provinces of Metro Manila: in Cavite, Laguna and Rizal, and even in the central and northern part of Luzon: Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Pangasinan, Benguet and La Union.
Many of the roads in Metro Manila are submerge in at least knee-deep waters that make it hard to be passable to any type of vehicles. Because some offices announced cancellation of work, there are lot of people who were stranded. There are also reported cases of landslides in some parts of Quezon City and in the province of Rizal.
According to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), heavy rains are caused by the southwest monsoon. It is confirmed that there is no tropical cyclone nor low pressure area (LPA) monitored within the Philippine Area of responsibility.
We will experience heavy rain until tomorrow, Wednesday (August 8).
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