By Ding Yahya
MANILA — Continuous heavy rainfall for three days has rendered at least 10 areas in Manila impassable to light vehicles on Saturday.
According to reports, as of 10 a.m., among the areas with at around 10 to 13 inches of floodwater were: the intersection of Taft Avenue and Kalaw street; Kalaw to Burgos Boulevard; the Light Rail Transit Line 1 station at United Nations Avenue; Taft Avenue in front of the National Bureau of Investigation; LRT-1’s Quirino Avenue station; Padre Faura street; P. Ocampo street; Quirino Avenue going to P. Ocampo; P. Ocampo going to Burgos Boulevard; Avenida to LRT-1’s Doroteo Jose station; and Baseco exit.
Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office director Arnel Eustaquio Angeles said the city government ordered the immediate evacuation of residents of Islang Puting Bato and those who are staying at the Baseco evacuation center.
“Evacuees will be transferred to Jose Abad Santos Elementary School,” the Manila public information office said. (MNY)