Photo taken on August 8, 2012 and released by the Department of National Defense (DND) shows an aerial shot of the overflowing Marikina river in suburban Manila

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)

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.

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

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.

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.



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