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The Philippines is once again hit by another tropical storm as several provinces in the said country are currently being placed under the state of calamity. PAG-ASA (Philippine Atmospheric and Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) has issued a rainfall warning in various parts of Luzon as follows:
YELLOW RAINFALL WARNING: (possible flooding)
ORANGE RAINFALL WARNING: (flooding is threatening)
- Quezon, Pampanga, Zambales, and Bataan
RED RAINFALL WARNING: (severe flooding expected)
- Bulacan, Metro Manila, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, and Batangas
Public storm warning signals are also raised in the following areas:
Storm Signal #1
Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Benguet, Ilocos Sur and La Union.
Storm Signal #2
Cagayan including Calayan; Babuyan and Batanes group of islands; Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Mt. Province, Abra, and Ilocos norte.
With a maximum sustained winds of 85 kph and gustiness of up to 100 kph, Tropical Storm Mario (International Name Fung-Wong) is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday morning. However, PAG-ASA also warned the affected areas of landslides and flash floods. Cainta, Rizal and Dagupan, Pangasinan are also put under a state of calamity. Classes have already been suspended in affected cities while La Mesa dam’s water level has already risen above the spilling level of 80.15 meters. (Source: Yahoo! News Philippines)
Meanwhile, MERALCO posted an update on their official Facebook page with a list of areas where electricity is switched off due to flood.
FLOODED AREAS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY
Manila = Tondo (Gagalangin), Tondo Proper (Bao, C-2, F.Yuseco, Gen Lukban, Juan Luna, Raxabago, Solis
SFDM = Bgy Mariblo, Paraiso
Valenzuela = Pag-Asa Subd, Serrano Subd, Silangan Park Subd, Upper Serrano, Arty Subd, Manotok Subd, T. Manuel Subd, Don Pedro vill, Elysian Subd, Skyline Subd, Sta Lucia Subd
Malabon = Marcelo Cmpd, Goldendale Vill, La Trinidad Subd,
Navotas = San Rafael Vill
Balintawak = Cypress Vill, Kaingin Vill, Parkway Vill,
For inquiries and assistance, kindly call the following hotline numbers:
Everyone, please be safe! Stay updated and prepared at all times to prevent any injuries or damages. Go to your nearest evacuation centers and asks for assistance by dialing the numbers posted above. Fortunately in my place, it hasn’t flooded yet though it’s been raining nonstop since this morning. Here are the websites of our government agencies that you might want to check for further updates and information:
NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council)