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MMDA lists identified flood-prone areas in Metro Manila

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has identified several flood-prone areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) that the public should avoid, especially during rush hours and heavy downpours.

With around 20 tropical cyclones entering the country annually, the MMDA also reminds the public to heed warnings and take all precautions to protect their health and ensure safety during bad weather conditions.

Some of the major flood-prone areas identified in the metropolis are: 

– Taft Avenue and Espana Boulevard in Manila

– Araneta Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue near Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City

– Maysilo Circle in Mandaluyong City

Other areas prone to flooding are located in different cities:

– JP Rizal Street in Barangay Tañong and San Agustin, Gen. Luna Street in Barangay Concepcion-Ibaba in Malabon City

– Naval Street, Barangay Sipac Almacen, Gen. Pascual Street, C-3 Road, and Sampaguita Street in Barangay Tanza Uno in Navotas City

– Susano Road, Dagat-Dagatan Avenue, Boni Serano Ave., A. Mabini Street, Macarthur Highway in Caloocan City

– Santiago Street, MH Del Pilar Street, and Karuhatan Road in Valenzuela City

Flood-prone areas in south Metro Manila include:

– EDSA -Taft Avenue, Roxas Boulevard, and Buendia Avenue in Pasay City

– Washington Street, Pasong Tamo, and the South Super Highway corner Faraday in Makati City

– Tionquiao Road near Samuel Street and A Canaynay, Real Street from Alabang-Zapote Road going to Casimiro – Kantarilla Creek, and Gatchalian Avenue in Las Piñas City

– National Road near City Hall and JPA Subdivision in Muntinlupa City

– West Service Road, Canaynay Road, and Sucat Avenue in Parañaque City

MMDA chairman Romando Artes said his agency is implementing flood mitigation programs in these areas with the help of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and local government units.

In case pumping stations are insufficient, the MMDA will open the floodgates of the sewerage treatment plant in Manila Bay as needed to allow floodwaters to flow freely and recede quickly in flooded areas.

The MMDA also appealed to the public to stop throwing garbage on the streets, especially during the rainy season. The trash includes plastic bags, styrofoam, plastic cups, and leftover food. 

Artes emphasized the importance of managing trash properly to prevent massive flooding.


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