Last Updated: Friday, September 19, 2014

Tropical storm flooding in Metro Manila today kills 3

Tropical storm flooding in Metro Manila today has claimed lives of at least three people.

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, flooding has claimed three lives in Quezon City, Philippines and affected estimated of about half a million people.

At least 105 localities in Metro Manila, and in Regions 1, 3, 4A, and 4-B were reported flooded, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, Manila Bulletin mentioned quoting the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Alexander Pama.

According to the Inquirer News, Cebu City has been placed under a state of calamity. Marikina City was one of the hardest hit areas, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. The MMDA has  set up a command post and evacuation center in Tumana, Marikina, to speed up rescue operations in the city as water rose in the  Marikina River.

Schools in Metro Manila have been canceled classes tomorrow, Saturday, due to Tropical Storm Fung-wong.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has maintained Red rainfall warning in Nueva Ecija, Zambales and Tarlac in its 9 p.m. bulletin.

Tropical Storm Fung-wong (local name Mario), the sixteenth named storm of the 2014 typhoon season, made severe flooding over Luzon, especially Metro Manila.

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 19, 2014