Heavy rains brought by Southwest monsoon – Habagat leave our dear home at knee level flood (up to now!). Its a full week of bad weather that puts Metro Manila and other areas on \”Red Alert\” warning. This considered as worst floods after Ondoy. I witnessed days of heavy to Intense rainfall that targets Metro Manila and made me personally experience floods in Roxas Boulevard up to \”Piso para makadaan Modus\” in Taft Avenue.
Our office entrance at Roxas Blvd.
Typical scenario at Taft Avenue during heavy rains.
Photo source: Hedi Angel
A state of calamity has been declared in the following areas:
Metro Manila: Manila, Marikina, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Muntinlupa, San Juan, Pasig, Pasay, Caloocan, Taguig, and Pateros
REGION I: Pangasinan Province
REGION III: Bataan, Pampanga, Zambales, and Bulacan
REGION IV-A: Laguna, Rizal
REGION IV-B: Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro; Culion, Palawan; El Nido, Palawan; Linapacan, Palawan
Central Luzon is the hardest-hit area, with floods affecting at least 1,545,380 people.\”
We are included in these numbers of people affected by the recent calamity. Good thing is that we\’ve been tested during typhoon Ondoy, so we are quick to response and prepare our things for the floods that will surely hit our home. Atleast all the things needed are packed and the appliances were moved out of reach of the expected flood level. I took an Emergency Leave at work and quickly evacuated at our SIL\’s home.
Husband and I visited home yesterday, luckily there\’s a bridge made by our neighbors for easy access and less flood exposure. The flood was up to knee and leg high on some areas, so Husband offered a piggy back ride which I readily accepted (and enjoyed? hehe) to protect and save me from that dirty flood water that bound to enter my below the knee rain boots.
I think the flood is yet to subside after 6-8 weeks, just like what happened during typhoon \”Ondoy\” 3 years ago.