Heavy Rainfall During the Early Hours of Friday Leads to Flooding in Manila
The heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding across Manila, NDRRMC reported that one person was reported dead in Western Visayas due to Super Typhoon Goring.
In the early hours of Friday (September 1, 2023), heavy rainfall triggered flooding in several main roads across Manila. The continuous downpour, brought by the southwest monsoon influenced by Tropical Storms Goring and Hanna resulted to severe flooding.
Floodwater was especially visible as major roadways were drowned, emphasizing the impact of the prolonged rain. Tropical Storms Goring and Hanna have driven the southwest monsoon to bring torrential rains to the capital city.
The streets have transformed into waterways, with water levels surpassing the gutters along portions of Kalaw Avenue. Similar scenes were witnessed on Taft Avenue, where flooding began at the intersection of UN Avenue and extended all the way to Padre Faura.
Roxas Boulevard’s Service Road near the intersection with MH Del Pilar was submerged in floodwaters, making travel impossible for vehicles. The flooded roads have made it difficult for different kinds of vehicles to go through the affected areas.
Residents and commuters are advised to observe caution and patience when traveling the flooded streets. The adverse weather conditions have led to potential risks on the roads, and staying vigilant is important to ensuring one’s safety.
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Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that one person was reported killed in Western Visayas during the onslaught of Hanna and Goring.
The two tropical cyclones affect a total of 387,242 people or 106,677 families in Ilocos, Cagayan, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, and Cordillera Administrative Region.
Bacolod City and Pototan, Iloilo have declared a statement of calamity due to the effects of the weather disturbances.