Friday, September 19, 2014

Mario PH + Habagat

Habagat / Southwest moonson, enhanced by Tropical Storm Mario, flooded most parts of Metro Manila Friday Morning that paved the way for NDRRMC to suspend classes at all levels public and private.

Because of the continuous rain that started at 2:00 AM until now, the Marikina river has reached to 19.5 meters which commanded all people for a mandatory and forced evacuation.

More than 400,000 people have been affected by the “habagat” as heavy rains caused floods that swamped Metro Manila and other parts of the country.

The La Mesa dam has already reached to spilling level at 10:10AM that would cause floods along Tuliahan rivers, mostly Quezon City would be affected, according to report.

In a media briefing Friday at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Soliman said that as of 10 a.m., some 25 evacuation centers were set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units to accommodate 1,276 families or 6,406 persons.

Some 91,531 family packs and P35 million in standby funds are ready for distribution and disbursement, she said in the briefing presided by Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas.

But the secretary assured that more evacuation centers would be opened within the day.

Most of the streets and major roads in Metro Manila are impassable, according to reports. Vice Mayor of Manila Isko Moreno said in one of the interviews that the entire stretch of Espana in Manila is “impassable” due to heavy flooding.