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Typhoon Floods Manila
Manila, Philippines
By Transterra Editor
20 Aug 2013

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Typhoon Trami intensified further and picked up with maximum speed of 95 kph near the center and gustiness at 120 kph and it continues to heighten the effects of southwest monsoon that may last until Thursday.

Based on the PAGASA’s three-day rainfall data, the storm-enhanced southwest monsoon has dumped about 300 millimeters (mm) of rains.

Streets in low areas in Metro Manila are flooded. Financial offices, restaurants, schools and government offices are closed due to flooding.

There are 7 people dead as of this writing due to this disaster.

People living near Marikina River are required for force evacuation due to the river was on alert level 4 due to continuous raining.

Residents near La Mesa dam and Tulyahan River in Quezon City are required to evacuate due to the rising level of waters.

SCTEX Bridge along Pasig, Potrero collapse due to the raging waters.

As of 4:55 p.m, local governments of the following areas affected by floods amid enhanced monsoon rains have declared state of calamity:

-Muntinlupa -Pateros -Paranaque

-Rizal: Taytay, San Mateo -Bataan -Pampanga (entire province) -Cavite (entire province) -Ilocos Sur: Narvacan -Laguna: Biñan, Cabuyao, San Pedro, Calamba, Sta Rosa, Bae, Sta Maria and Los Baños