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Monday, 6 August 2012

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Original post: Natural Disasters List August 6, 2012
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Update August 10

-Death toll from Manila flood has risen to 60 while damage to crops in one region alone reached at least P1 billion. Of the 60 fatalities, 11 died in landslides, 39 drowned, four were electrocuted, 2 died of cardiac arrest while 4  persons remained unidentified.
-Heavy rainfall and flooding affected 2,442,135 persons in 31 cities and 16 provinces from Ilocos in the north down to Western Visayas in the central Philippines.
-National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said 7 persons were still missing as of Friday morning.

Update
-More than 40,000 people evacuated from Marikina.
-Orange rainfall Alert issued by The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration for Camanava, Quezon City, Marikina City and Manila.
-All the classes from pre-school to high school suspended in both public and private schools in Makati City.
-Work for all city hall employees on Friday will be suspended in Taguig city.

Update 06:00
A thunderstorm warning issued for Quezon City.

Update 05:25
Special messgae from Mahar Lagmay, project director of government’s Project Noah (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards)
“Please wake up now and move away from the low lying areas along Marikina River including Tumana and Provident"
He said residents had up to two hours to evacuate.

Update 04:30
Yellow warning signal issued for Metro Manila. 2.5- 7.5mm/hr rains are expected in Metro Manila within the next three hours.

Update 02:55
Water level at Marikina River is now at 20.6 meters. Goverment officials have urged the residents to move away from the swollen Marikina River.

Update August 9; 02:00
These are the list of evacuation centers in Marikina City
From Malanday (Parang Elementary School; Malanday Elementary School)
From Concepcion (H. Baustisa Elementary School; Concepcion Integrated School; Concepcion Elementary School; Marikina Elementary School and St. Nicolas School)
From Tumana (Tumana Elementary School; Parang Elementary School)

Update
Below is an aerial photo taken from a Philippine Air Force helicopter of Caloocan City, one of many heavily flooded areas in Metro Manila. (Source GMA)

an aerial photo taken from a Philippine Air Force helicopter of Caloocan City

Update 04:15
Following Metro Manila Manila Development Authority, "Almost all roads in Marikina are now passable to all types of vehicles."

Update 03:35
Three people died in Valenzuela after drowning in the flood caused by the heavy rains. Three victims include one child and two adults.

Update 10:30
Classes in the flood-prone University of Santo Tomas will remain suspended tomorrow (Thursday) too.
The official notice from the Office of the Secretary General is like this:
"Classes on August 9, 2012 (Thursday) in ALL LEVELS are suspended. Please be guided accordingly"

Update 10:00
-A  40-year old man died in recent floods in Manila. Diego San Jose, a resident of Barangay Panghulo, Malabon was found dead.
-17 out of the 21 barangays in Malabon are still flooded.

Update
Below is a satellite image as of 6:32 a.m. Wednesday which shows no tropical cyclone existing within the Philippines (a good news). A code 'green' rainfall warning is issued for Metro Manila where light to moderate rain is expected.

Satellite image showing tropical cyclones

Update
-Flooding and landslides in Philippines killed 15 people and displaced 130,000 other.
-Eight people, including five children, were killed when a landslide buried three houses in a village in the Manila suburb of Quezon City.
-Floods and landslides were caused by heavy rains in the Philippine capital Manila and several provinces.
-All the Government offices, courts and schools were suspended in Manila and nine northern provinces due to severe disaster.
-About 58,237 people are taking shelters in evacuation centers.

Update
The following routes are still flooded
* Chino Roces from Don Bosco to Makati Square, not passable;
* Barangay San Antonio: Bagtikan to St. Paul but passable;
* Chino Roces from Don Bosco to Makati Square, not passable;
* Barangay Pembo: Waling Waling but passable;
* SSH cor. Gil Puyat, not passable;
* SSH cor. Gil Puyat, not passable;
* JP Rizal from Camia to Estrella, not passable;
* Bangkal: P. Binay From Bonifacio to Gen.Capinpin, not passable;
* EDSA P. Tuazon Tunnel, not passable;
* Marcos Highway: Kingsville to Filinvest , not passable to all types of vehicle;
* Marcos Highway-Masinag; waist deep, not passable to all types of vehicle;
* Cainta Junction; waist deep, not passable to all types of vehicle.

Update August 8; 12:05
 Nonstop monsoon rains left 80 percent of Metro Manila flooded on Tuesday.
Pagasa Administrator Nathaniel Servando said “the worst is not over for Metro Manila,” as the weather bureau expects the rains to continue well today too (Wednesday).

Update
-A man drowned in Manila flood. The victim was identified as Hanibal Baitec, 45, of Legarda, Manila.
-Around 300 people rescued from Barangay (village) Tatalon in Quezon City.

Update
This is what Executive Director Benito Ramos of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in the interview.
"About fifty percent of Metro Manila was flooded around 11 to 12 midnight last night"


Update 04:25
More than 1700 people are living in evacuation centers in Muntinlupa city.
Two hundred twenty-two families are now staying at the Sucat Elementary School; 49 families at Buli ES; 470 at the Cupang ES and covered court; 135 in Alabang ES; 188 at the Bayanan ES and Alternative Learning Center; 480 families in Putatan ES; 268 at the Muntinlupa ES; 114 at Tunasan ES.

Update 04:00
-Around 4,271 families evacuated in Marikina. Evcauted families are taking shelter in 22 different evacuation centers.
-By 1:15 pm, the water level of Marikina river was 20.6 meters. uring tropical storm Ondoy in 2009, Marikina river swelled to 23 meters above sea level (about TS Ondoy read below).
-More than 189 families evacuated from barangays Tatalon and Damayan Lagi in Quezon City.

Update
About six command post set up by The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to help in the rescue operations.
* MMDA Edsa Timog Base
Commander Ryan Castaneda 0947-8193135 and 0932-8447413
AOR: Whole QC

 *MMDA Aurora Katipunan Base
Commander: Eduard Gonzales 0917-5875458
AOR: Pasig, Marikina

 *Malabon City Hall
Commander: Ed Avan 09065129676
AOR; Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela

 *South Base
ACP: MMDA Base Alabang Viaduct near Metropolis
Commander: Dir. Alex Umagat 0918-9486017
AOR: Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Las Pinas

 *Gwapotel, Roxas Boulevard (near DPWH bldg)
Commander: Dir. Amante Salvador 09228102355
AOR: Manila

 *Central base at thge MMDA Flood Control Information Center
Commander; Dir. Lydia Domingo 09163975798
AOR: San Juan, Pasay, Taguig, Pateros, Mandaluyong, Makati

Update
Here is a part of an article (Metro Manila floods linked to Bible verse?) by ABS-CBNnews.com.
“Genesis 8:7-12” became the top trending topic locally and worldwide on Twitter Tuesday night as some netizens pointed to the uncanny coincidence between the date, August 8, 2012, and the Bible passage about the Noah's Ark and the flood. In the Bible story, Jehovah sent a flood to cleanse the world of sinners.
The Bible passage talks about Noah sending a raven and a dove to find out if floods had receded after 150 days in the Ark. It ends with the dove's failure to return to Noah, signaling that there was already dry land on the earth.


Update 01:30
Different areas have declared suspension of class for August 8.
CALOOCAN: Mayor Echiverri suspends classes tomorrow, Aug 8, in all levels, public & private.
MARIKINA: Vice Mayor Jose Cadiz: Classes in Marikina, all levels, will be suspended Wednesday, August 8.
NAVOTAS: Walang Pasok sa lahat ng antas sa Navotas City, ayon kay Mayor John Rey Tiangco 

Update 01:05
Several roads impassable due to flooding in Metro Manila.
Below is a list of impassable roads as of posting time:
* E. Muñoz-Pami – waist deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Reina Reigente/Abad Santos/Recto – tire deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* E.Rodriguez – not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Kalentong – waist deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Tulyahan McArthur – knee deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Pio Valenzuela – not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Commonwealth Capitol Zuzuaregi – waist deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* San Juan/F.Manalo – waist deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Liano road Caloocan – chest deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Rizal Avenue/R.Papa –  not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Old Sta.Mesa/V.Mapa intersection – waist deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Verm before Caltex – neck deep not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Quezon Blvd. Carlos Palanca/Mendiola – not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Roxas NB infront San Juan de dios – knee deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Ramon Magsaysay Blvd. – waist deep, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Quezon Ave Roosevelt – Congressional Road San Mateo Bataan – not passable;
* Zapote Alabang Road waist deep flood, not passable;
* Roxas NB infront of San Juan de dios – knee deep;
* Ssouthbound and northbound of NLEX Balintawak, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Biak na Bato – not passable;
* Quezon Avenue, Sto. Domingo – knee deep;
* Eagle St. GSIS Village Quezon City – waist deep;
* C5 NB Ateneo – knee deep;
* E. Rodriguez Waltermart, not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Masaya St. Commonwealth Philcoa – not passable;
* C4 Lascano – waist deep;
* Victory St. G.Araneta – chest deep;
* SM Sucat, Parañaque – waist deep;
* Mandaluyong Maysilo – Knee deep;
* Quezon Ave Maria Clara – not passable;
* Teneros Malabon, as of 7:00 am, neck deep;
* Quirino Sauyo – not passable to types of vehicles;
* NLEX Balintawak –  not passable to all types of vehicles;
* South Super Highway Buendia Dela Rosa – not passable to light vehicles;
* BBB McArthur – not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Q.Ave Barangay Tatalon Kaliraya – not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Q.Ave Delta – not passable;
* Q.Ave Araneta – not passable;
* Quezon Ave Scout Schuatoco – not passable;
* Quezon Ave Centris EDSA NB – not passable;
* San Marcelino Taft Ayala, Manila – not Passable;
* Burgos Finance, Manila in-front of Manila City Hall – not passable;
* RMB – not passable;
* C5 Libis bypass Rd – not passable.

Update
In this photo by Reuters, residents wade on a flooded street in Las Pinas, Metro Manila August 7, 2012.
As seen in flooded street in Las Pinas, Metro Manila

This photo by Reuters shows Rescuers rest on an inflatable mattress floating along a flooded street in Las Pinas, Metro Manila August 7, 2012
Rescuers on boat

 Below is a image of UST field, Manila. As of 9.30am. August 7, 2012.
Image of flooding of UST field, Manila

In this photo, a man carries his pet dog as he wades on a flooded street in Las Pinas, Metro Manila August 7, 2012
A man carries his pet in flooded streets in Metro Manila

Update 11:50
Special notice from Metro Manila rescue team
"For those who need rescue, put a white blanket on the roof of your house/out your window so rescuer can see you"

Update 11:20
Water levels in several rivers in Metro Manila reached critical levels. San Mateo, Mindanao Ave, Tumana Bridge, Sto Nino, Marcos Highway, Rosario JS, and Rosario LS are one where water levels have reached critical level.
Below is a chart showing water levels in several rivers in Metro Manila.

Water level chart
Update 10:55
Heavy rainfall is still causing problem in Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan.

Update 10:35
Eight people reported to be burried in a landslide in a barangay (village) in Quezon City.

Update 10:05
Valenzuela City Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian has posted in his Twitter account that “This is definitely Ondoy Part 2. This is a disaster"
About Ondoy
The name Ondoy has been assigned by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to three tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific since 2001.
2001's Tropical Storm Ondoy (28W) - a tropical storm that was only recognized by PAGASA and JTWC.
2005's Tropical Storm Tembin (T0522, 23W, Ondoy)
 2009's Typhoon Ketsana (T0916, 17W, Ondoy) - struck the Philippines.
Typhoon Ketsana (PAGASA name Ondoy) was the most devastating typhoon in the 2009 Pacific typhoon season with a damage of $1.09 billion and 747 fatalities.

Update 09:40
Francis Tolentino, chairman of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has urged the affected residents not to wait for the rescue teams and to evacuate their homes.
This is what he said:
"Sana makinig sila at unahin nila ang physical and family safety. Huwag na tayong maghintay ng rescue, lumikas na po tayo kung saan mas secured tayo" [We're hoping that they listen and put their physical and family's safety first. Let's not wait for rescue, let's evacuate where we are most secured]
Below is a flood video recently uploaded in Youtube.

Update 09:15
Following Light Rail Transit Authority, the Light Rail and Metro Rail Transit systems are operational despite heavy rains.

Update 2012/08/07; 09:00
-Water level high at the La Mesa reservoir in Quezon City. Hundreds of residents near the Marikina River were evacuated.
Evacuation centers
Evacuated people are living in Concepcion Integrated School , Bulelak Gym , H. Bautista Elementary School, Malanday Elementary School, Concepcion Elementary School, Sta. Elena Chapel (Lambak), Nangka Elementary School , Filipinas Village Gym and Sampaguita Gym.

-Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has upgraded rainfall warning from green to red in Metro Manila.
-About 83.5mm rainfall recorded over Quezon City and 63.5mm over Marikina for the past three hours.
-All classes in school levels in Manila, Mandaluyong, Taguig, Muntinlupa, Pasig and Marikina cities are suspended for today.
-Earlier residents near the Tullahan and Tumana rivers were advised to evacuate to higher ground. Evacuation center is set up at La Mesa Dam nears spilling level.
-Floods slowed traffic on different Metro Manila roads. The torrential rain is indirectly related to Typhoon Haikui.
-Recent rainfalls are caused by southwest monsoon. More heavy to intense (10.0 to 30.0 mm/hr) rainfall is forecast over the rest of Metro Manila today.

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