MMDA identifies 24 flood-prone areas - report

 

Flood photo from SXC.hu

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has released the list of 24 areas and streets in the metropolis that are prone to flooding.

In a report, ABS-CBNNews.com said these spots will most likely get flooded during heavy rains:

Along H. Lopez Boulevard
Along R-10
Anda Circle
Taft Avenue corner Quirino Avenue
Along Abad Santos
Along G. Araneta Avenue
Mother Ignacia corner Bohol Avenue
Timog corner Scout Tobias
Along General Kalentong St.
P.Sanchez St. corner Fabella St.
Martinez St. corner F. Ortigas St.
Boni Avenue corner F. Ortigas St.
Edsa corner Connecticut
Chino Roces corner Edsa
Along Gil Puyat
Quirino Ave. Plaza
Airport Road and Naia Road
E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenenue corner Eagle Avenue
East Service road-Nichols Interchange
East Service road-DBM Avenue
Along C.P Garcia Avenue
Along Manuel L.Quezon Ave.
Along Commonwealth Ave
Along Tandang Sora and Ortigas Avenue in front of La Salle St.

The report said signboards have been placed in these areas and along roads to warn motorists.

Floods have been blamed on informal settlers who build shanties in the metropolis’s waterways, and on Metro Manila's poor waste management program. To address this, the MMDA has launched its anti-littering campaign and the agency is now talking to the National Housing Authority for the relocation of informal settlers.

Do you drive along the streets identified by the MMDA? What flood-prevention measures do you suggest to fix this problem?

Photo from SXC.hu

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  • mts May 10 2011 @ 09:11pm
    how 'bout Santos Ave., Pque City? We went there last Sunday and we can't pass through using C30. Well, we tried but backed out..
    • JuanC May 11 2011 @ 06:01am
      Dapat kasi xc90 binili nyo.. nagtipid pa kasi kayo sa c30
  • warak1422 May 10 2011 @ 09:26pm
    Lipad ka na lang Pre
    • JuanC May 11 2011 @ 06:07am
      Pano yan e di super traffic naman sa naia nyan..
  • rybaxs May 10 2011 @ 11:02pm
    mmm.. sa Boni din malapit sa city hall, 30mins lang na ulan baha na kaagad. parang nag fountain of joy ang mga drainage sa daming tubig. bagay talaga ang mga BTR80 sa baha.
  • Feeter Silverster May 11 2011 @ 06:00am
    Nalimutan na nila ang España? ambilis tumaas ng tubig dun eh
  • Feeter Silverster May 11 2011 @ 06:00am
    Espanya
  • legaity May 11 2011 @ 10:00am
    The problem is due to poor urban planning; uneducated people, mostly those informal settlers, unaware of their bad garbage-throwing habits; and lack of local government initiative (barangay leaders, *ehem*)
    I suggest these people should think long term and beyond the scope of what they are doing (e.g."Isang kendi wrapper lang naman yung itinapon ko a? Pano naman makakapag-pabaha yan?")..I know it can't be easily done, but through proper information dissemination and quality education, it could possibly be accomplished. :)
    Last modified May 11 2011 @ 10:04am
  • tidus1203 May 11 2011 @ 11:32am
    They also forgot Dimasalang Street near La Loma and the Chinese General Hospital in Manila...
    • [email protected] May 11 2011 @ 02:57pm
      yup. that izz floddy.
  • myas110 May 11 2011 @ 01:51pm
    they should get the services of the well known architect and urban planner (ano nga pangalan nya? i forgot) to plan this matter.
  • [email protected] May 11 2011 @ 02:56pm
    What about Paz Guanzon st, Pandacan? or Taft ave? :o xD
  • nestortinam May 12 2011 @ 07:24am
    in short lahat ng Maynila bahain :)
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