Floodwaters inundate NCR streets due to heavy rain

Several streets in different Metro Manila areas were submerged by floodwaters on Saturday brought about by enhanced monsoon rains, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Agency (MMDA).

On its Twitter feed, the MMDA said that Kalayaan Avenue and Maharlika Street adjacent to the Elliptical Road and Biak na Bato Road corner Don Manuel Street in Quezon City experience gutter-deep waters.

The agency later added that a portion of East Avenue in front of the National Kidney Institute and a segment of the southbound lane of EDSA-Tramo in Pasay were also affected by gutter-deep floodwaters.

In an earlier report, the Philippine Atmospherical, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that the heavy rain experienced by Metro Manila and other provinces was caused by the southwest monsoon (Habagat) intensified by Tropical Storm Domeng.

Pagasa has issued an Orange Warning for Cavite, while a Yellow Warning has been raised all over Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Laguna and Rizal.  The agency said that flooding is possible in these provinces, especially along low-lying areas

READ: ‘Domeng’ to dump heavy rain on Metro Manila, 4 provinces

As of now, the MMDA, however, said that all affected roads are still passable to light vehicles. /jpv

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