MMDA identifies 24 flood-prone areas - report

You wouldn't want to use these streets during the rainy season
May 10, 2011

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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