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Enhanced monsoon unleashes heavy rains, floods in Metro Manila

Heavy rains brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon triggered floods in several areas in Metro Manila yesterday, disrupting classes and work in both government and private offices......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 22nd, 2021

EDITORIAL- Paralyzed by floods… again

Even with face-to-face classes suspended and other pandemic restrictions, traffic slowed to a standstill in many parts of Metro Manila and neighboring provinces on Wednesday as Typhoon Fabian combined with a tropical depression and the monsoon, dumping heavy rains and spawning flashfloods......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Monsoon rains flood parts of Metro Manila

Some areas in Metro Manila were flooded yesterday as the habagat or southwest monsoon continued to unleash heavy rains......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 18 min. ago

Habagat brings rains, floods to Metro Manila

PAGASA said monsoon rains would be felt in the National Capital Region and in the nearby provinces in the next 24 hours. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Twin LPA to bring rains

Moderate to at times heavy rains will be experienced in many parts of the country including Metro Manila due to the effects of the two low pressure areas (LPA) and the northeast monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in a weather bulletin issued on Sunday. One of the LPA was […] The post Twin LPA to bring rains appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Ondoy-type rains cause massive floods in Marikina

In scenes reminiscent of the massive flooding brought by Tropical Storm Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) over a decade ago, several areas in Metro Manila and in neighboring Rizal province were inundated as Typhoon Ulysses brought prolonged heavy to torrential rains starting Wednesday night across the country’s main island of Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Ulysses batters Southern, Central Luzon

Typhoon Ulysses battered Southern and Central Luzon on Wednesday night until yesterday morning, dumping heavy rains that caused flash floods that submerged parts of eastern Metro Manila, Rizal and Bulacan and also affected Quezon and Bicol......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Monsoon rains to prevail in Luzon, Western Visayas on Wednesday

MANILA, Philippines — Most parts of Luzon and Western Visayas are expected to have rainy weather due to the southwest monsoon or habagat, while the rest of the country will experience fair weather, the state weather service said on Wednesday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said occasional downpours will be experienced in Metro […] The post Monsoon rains to prevail in Luzon, Western Visayas on Wednesday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

3 dead, 5 hurt in wake of Fabian, heavy rains

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday reported three deaths and five injuries due to incessant rains brought about by the southwest monsoon that was enhanced by Typhoon Fabian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Bad weather forces some Metro Manila cities to pause COVID-19 vaccination

Inclement weather forced some cities in Metro Manila to suspend vaccinating people against COVID-19 on Saturday as the southwest monsoon or habagat continued to dump rains on the capital region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Flash floods displace 2,000 villagers in South Cotabato

More than 2,000 villagers in low-lying areas in South Cotabato were displaced by flash floods due to heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Monsoon trough to bring rain; LPA spotted in West Philippine Sea

A monsoon trough will continue to bring rains over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon until tomorrow, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Luzon dams spill due to Ulysses

Major dams in Luzon topped their spilling level due to heavy rains spawned by Typhoon Ulysses yesterday, swelling rivers in Metro Manila and Central Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

LIST: Water service interruptions in Metro Manila, Rizal

Several areas in Metro Manila and Rizal will experience water service interruptions following heavy rains induced by Typhoon Ulysses (International name: Vamco)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

‘Ulysses’ leaves roads, expressways impassable

By ALEXANDRIA DENNISE SAN JUAN        Some roads and expressways in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon were submerged in floodwaters due to torrential heavy rains dumped by Typhoon “Ulysses” on Thursday, blocking motorists and public utility vehicles (PUVs). Based on the latest situational report of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Waist-deep flood reported in Marcos Highway

Floodwater on  Marcos Highway in Santolan, Pasig City is currently waist deep, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.  (Photo courtesy of Asec. Pialago/ MANILA BULLETIN) At 11:53 a.m. today, the agency said the floodwater reached waist deep following the heavy rains brought by typhoon “Ulysses.” MMDA Metro Base is monitoring the flooding on major thoroughfares in the metropolis. Marcos Highway is located near the Marikina River, the water level of which as of 11:38 a.m. today  was 21.9 meters. MMDA has dispatched around 700 of its men to help in road clearing and rescue operations in Metro Manila, including Marikina and Pasig......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

‘Ulysses’ delays departure of three PBA teams

SMART CLARK GIGA CITY–Typhoon “Ulysses” has stalled the scheduled departure of three eliminated teams from the PBA Philippine Cup bubble.  The league postponed the trips of NLEX, Blackwater and Terrafirma back to Manila as the typhoon continued to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to Central Luzon and nearby regions.  Some parts of NLEX are impassable due to floods while several roads in Metro Manila are also flooded.  The three teams were scheduled to exit the bubble after playing their final games on Wednesday.  NLEX closed its campaign on a high, posting a 127-101 beatdown of Terrafirma, while Blackwater bowed down to Magnolia, 95-80.  NorthPort, the other eliminated squad, already departed right after its 80-73 loss to Meralco.  Meanwhile, practices at the Angeles University Foundation Arena continue as the eight remaining teams brace for the quarterfinals.  However, activities outside the Quest Hotel building such as walking and running are put on hold as the Acacia Park and Mimosa Drive are still in unsafe condition. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Social media becomes emergency helpline at the height of Typhoon ‘Ulysses’

Social media sites on Thursday turned into virtual emergency hotlines as many individuals trapped inside their homes begged to be rescued after Typhoon “Ulysses” dumped heavy rains on Metro Manila and nearby provinces. “Parang awa nyo na po sana may makapansin nito. Kailangan po ng rescue ng pamilya ko sa Montalban (Rizal) (I’m begging and hoping that someone would notice this. My family in Montalban needs to be rescued),” Rowena Bragas said in a Facebook post around 6 a.m. on Thursday “This is urgent!!! Second floor na po ang baha at malakas pa din ang ulan at hangin (The flood has already reached our second floor and the strong winds and heavy rains continue).” Arnel Arevalo, another social media user, added: “Help please! If you know anyone from Montalban, Rizal LGU please let them know that there are still a lot of residents here in Celina Homes 4 who are trapped in their 2nd floor. No sign of rescuers/responder yet. Signal is bad too. Power is out.” Facebook and Twitter users woke up to a number of posts and tweets of people asking for help. These include the viral photos of residents of Rizal province who sought refuge on the roof of their houses after their community was completely submerged in flood waters. Some even had infants in tow. “Sa mga nakakabasa po, patulong. Kailangan po namin ng rescue. Marami pong baby po dito nasa taas na po kami ng bahay, kasama mga kapitbahay po namin. Malapit na po kami abutin, mga 20+ po kami, 10 bata po kasama 5 babies (To anyone who can read this, please help us. We need a rescue team. We have babies with us. We are already on top of our house, with our neighbors. We have 10 children, including five babies here),” Micca Lorreine De Jesus of Montalban town said. The term #RescuePH became trending on Twitter as people seeking assistance used the hashtag to aggregate information of those needing to be rescued. Local government units, including Valenzuela City, used social media to monitor the situation of their constituents, especially those in need of rescue teams. They also resorted to online posting to keep their constituents informed, like what the government of Navotas and Pasay cities did when two vessels ran aground and damaged structures in their areas. As Typhoon “Ulysses,” which reached Signal No. 3, barreled into the National Capital Region, the hotlines of the Armed Forces of the Philippines were overwhelmed with calls, its spokesman, Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, said over DZMM. Despite several evacuation orders enforced a day earlier, many individuals ended up trapped inside their houses. They could no longer find a way out due to rushing waters. In a flood-prone area of Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City, the local government had to deploy at least four rescue boats to fetch the residents who remained in their homes and were trapped, joining the nearly 10,000 individuals who were earlier evacuated. Rescuers, whose operation started as early as midnight, paddled through the waist-deep flood. Many residents, especially of Rizal province and Marikina city, also bore the brunt of the typhoon after losing their houses to the murky flood. Social distancing aimed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was also hardly observed among the affected individuals as they tried to fit themselves into limited elevated spaces. Some were no longer wearing face masks. The ferocious wind brought by the typhoon toppled trees and torn away scaffolding of several buildings under construction. In Barangay 187 in Caloocan City, a man sustained a leg injury after a tree fell on their house, a certain Cham Oliveros said in a Facebook post......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Metro Manila wakes up to severe flooding triggered by Typhoon Ulysses

(3rd update) Typhoon Ulysses' destructive winds whirled through the main island of Luzon overnight as the cyclone made its way to the capital region and Calabarzon on Thursday morning, dumping heavy rainfall and triggering flash floods across Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Thousands evacuated in Metro Manila

Thousands of people in Metro Manila were evacuated yesterday due to heavy rains spawned by Rolly, said to be the strongest typhoon so far this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

‘Rolly’ may pass close to Metro Manila after Quezon landfall Sunday

After its landfall over Quezon province this Sunday, typhoon “Rolly” (international name: “Goni”) will possibly pass close to Metro Manila between Sunday evening and Monday morning. In its weather bulletin Saturday morning, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benison Estareja said Rolly will move west-southwest this Saturday toward the sea off the coast of Bicol region. (DOST PAGASA / MANILA BULLETIN) The typhoon was already around 540 kilometers east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, moving at 20 kilometers per hour (kph) around 7 a.m. Beginning early Sunday, it will gradually turn west-northwest, bringing its inner rainbands-eyewall region near or over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur during the morning-afternoon hours and over Quezon-southern Aurora area during the afternoon-evening hours. The center of the eye of the typhoon may pass very close or over the Calaguas Islands by Sunday afternoon and make landfall in Polillo Islands and mainland Quezon in the evening. Estareja said the eye of Rolly will likely pass directly over Quezon-Aurora, entire Central Luzon, “where Metro Manila and Rizal will be closest,” and over parts of Ilocos Region, particularly Pangasinan and La Union. After crossing Central Luzon, the center of Rolly may exit the mainland Luzon landmass, most likely through the Zambales-Bataan area by Monday morning, Estareja said. Signal No. 2 up; Metro Manila under signal No. 1 The wind signal in some provinces in the Bicol region were upgraded to tropical cyclone wind signal No. 2 as damaging gale-force to storm-force winds is expected to affect these areas in the next 24 hours. Signal No. 2 has been hoisted over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias Island, and the southeastern portion of Quezon (San Francisco, San Andres, San Narciso, Mulanay, Catanauan, Buenavista, Lopez, Guinayangan, Calauag, Tagkawayan). More areas were also placed under signal No. 1 in anticipation of strong breeze to near gale conditions associated with the approaching typhoon. These areas were Metro Manila, the rest of Masbate including Ticao Island, the rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Marinduque, Romblon, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Oriental Mindoro, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Pangasinan, La Union, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, southern portion of Isabela (Aurora, Luna, Reina Mercedes, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, San Mariano, Palanan, Dinapigue, San Guillermo, Echague, San Agustin, Jones, Cordon, Santiago City, Ramon, San Isidro, Angadanan, Alicia, Cauayan City, Cabatuan, San Mateo), Northern Samar, northern portion of Samar (Tagapul-An, Almagro, Santo Nino, Tarangnan, Catbalogan City, Calbayog City, Santa Margarita, Gandara, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao), the northern portion of Eastern Samar (Taft, Can-Avid, Dolores, Maslog, Jipapad, Arteche, Oras, San Policarpo), and the northern portion of Biliran (Kawayan, Maripipi). PAGASA said signal No. 3 may be raised over portions of Bicol region late Saturday. Based on the intensity forecast, the highest possible wind signal to be raised will be signal No. 4 for very destructive typhoon-force winds. Elsewhere, areas that are not under not under tropical cyclone warning signal may experience strong breeze to near gale conditions due to the northeasterlies, particularly over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and the coastal and mountainous areas of Cagayan and Isabela. Nears super-typhoon status As of Saturday morning, Rolly has maximum sustained winds of 215 kph and gustiness of up to 265 kph. It is close to reaching the 220 kph maximum wind speed to be classified as a supertyphoon. PAGASA is not ruling its possible intensification into a supertyphoon within 12 hours. Estareja said Rolly has a high chance of intensifying into a supertyphoon while on its way to the country, but there is still a slim probability that it may make landfall as a supertyphoon. However, it is still expected to remain a strong typhoon or near supertyphoon strength by the time it makes landfall over Quezon. While traversing Luzon, the tropical cyclone may weaken considerably to a minimal typhoon (120 kph to 140 kph yung maximum sustained winds), Estareja said. Nonetheless, Rolly is still possibly destructive. It may emerge as a severe tropical storm over the West Philippine Sea. Typhoon impacts This Saturday, the trough or extension of Rolly will bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Central Visayas, Negros Occidental, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Palawan, including Cuyo Islands, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Sulu archipelago. From late Saturday throughout Sunday, heavy to intense rains due to the direct impact of Rolly will already be felt over Bicol region, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Metro Manila, Central Luzon Marinduque, and the northern portions of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. Moderate to heavy rains will also be experienced over Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino. PAGASA warned that flooding, rain-induced landslides, and sediment-laden streamflows or lahar may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall, especially in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards. There is a moderate to high risk of storm surge of up to 3.0 meters (m) over the northern coastal areas of Quezon including Polillo Islands and up to 2.0 m over the coastal areas of Aurora, Marinduque, Bicol region, and Northern Samar, and the other coastal areas of Quezon in the next 48 hours which may result in life-threatening and damaging coastal inundation. PAGASA said this storm surge may be accompanied by swells and breaking waves reaching the coast. Rough to “phenomenal” seas (2.5 to 15.0 m) will be experienced over the seaboard of areas where tropical cyclone warning signal is in effect and rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 5.0 m) over the remaining seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas (that are not under tropical cyclone warning signals) and Caraga. Sea travel is risky for all types of seacraft over these waters, especially those under storm warning signals. Meanwhile, moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.5 m) will be experienced over the remaining seaboards of the country. Mariners of small sea vessels were advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea, while inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions. Another cyclone approaching While Rolly is raging over Luzon, Estareja said the tropical depression with international name “Atsani” could enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday afternoon. It will be assigned its local name “Siony” once inside the PAR. It was estimated at 1,605 km east of Visayas around 4 a.m. Saturday. Atsani has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph, while moving west-northwestward at 25 kph. It is likely to re-intensify into a tropical storm in the next 24 to 48 hours, and further into a typhoon in the next few days. It remains less likely to affect any portion of the country over the next three days. But Estareja said PAGASA is not ruling out a possible landfall in Central or Southern Luzon, before recurving toward the southern islands of Japan in the coming days. He also reiterated that a Fujiwhara effect is unlikely between Rolly and Atsani. Fujiwhara effect happens when two typhoons pull each other in a seesaw-like motion......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020