The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has issued an advisory naming the 22 flood-prone areas within Metro Manila.
According to the agency, the public should avoid the following areas "especially during rush hours and heavy downpour." These are:
* España-Antipolo-Maceda, Manila;
* P. Burgos-Manila City Hall vicinity;
* Osmeña-Skyway northbound and southbound, Makati;
* EDSA-North Avenue, Quezon City;
* Don Bosco, Makati;
* Buendia-South Superhighway southbound;
* Buendia-South Superhighway northbound;
* C-5-Bagong Ilog;
* West Service Road, Merville, Paranaque;
* East Service Road, Sales Street;
* North Avenue in front of Trinoma;
* Buendia Extension-Macapagal Avenue (World Trade Center);
* NLEX Balintawak (Cloverleaf);
* EDSA, Camp Aguinaldo Gate 3;
* EDSA, Megamall;
* EDSA, Pasong Tamo-Magallanes Tunnel;
* Quezon Avenue, Victory Avenue/Biak na Bato;
* C-5-BCDA, Taguig City;
* R. Papa-Rizal Avenue, Manila;
* C-5 Mckinley Road;
* C-5 Bayani Road; and
* Philcoa Area, Quezon City
"As much as possible, the public should avoid these areas," said MMDA assistant general for operations Emerson Carlos. "We are assuring the public that we are doing everything we can to address these flooding problems."
Carlos added that the agency's flood control crews will be on hand 24/7 to alleviate traffic and flooding problems. Reportedly equipped with mobile pumps and other flood control equipment, the MMDA crews are supposedly ready to be deployed "in critical areas at a moment’s notice."
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