August 9 weather and disaster-related updates

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August 9 weather and disaster-related updates

This live blog will pool together updates related to the weather and the floods that plagued various parts of Metro Manila since August 7. Stay tuned!

  • Guide to Pagasa's updated color-coded warning signals (Red, Orange, Yellow). This updated system took effect today August 9, 2012.

  • From @SkywaySOMCO: FLOOD UPDATE as of 3:05PM: MATES (operator of SLEX) reported no floods along the stretch of Alabang to Santo Tomas NB/SB.
  • Earlier: RT @rickycarandang: The President addresses the crowd in Muntinlupa.

  • RT @pcdpso: ADVISORY: As of 3:00 PM, number coding in Makati City has been lifted. #MakatiTraffic | via @MakatiTraffic
  • ADVISORY: Number Coding is lifted tomorrow Aug 9, 2012 (Thursday) in WHOLE Metro Manila. (via @MMDA)
  • PHOTO: Brgy. Vergara, Mandaluyong taken around 5:37-6:03 pm. Photo taken by Mica Cruz.

  • Most stores here in TriNoma closed. Most have notices saying they let staff leave early/ did not open today due to weather (via @kdpsuarez)

  • CROWDSOURCED FLOOD WATCH: Rappler follower @jhoumhar reports Visayas Ave in Quezon City is almost flooded. Passable still. But rains are strong and visibility is low.

  • As of 4am: Water levels upstream at Upper Marikina Watershed in Montalban now at 27.68. Marikina River water level (Sto Niño station) 20.11.

  • NDRRMC Exec. Dir. Benito Ramos: "AFP Joint Task Force under Colonel Manuel Ramiro now ready to respond. PNP SAF andito na po." via Presidential Spokerperson Edwin Lacierda
  • NDRRMC Update as of 6am today: - Based on the report of DSWD as of 6:00 AM, 09 August 2012, the total number of population affected in 1,529 Barangays / 128 Municipalities / 30 Cities in 16 Provinces of Regions I, III, IV-A, IV-B, VI and NCR is: 454,093 families / 1,953,481 persons
    - Of the above total affected, 111,079 families/ 538,445 persons are currently served inside and outside evacuation centers
    o Inside 488 Evacuation Centers (ECs) 61,895 families / 292,809 persons
    o Outside ECs (relatives/friends) 49,184 families / 245,636 persons
  • NDRRMC Update: As of 6:00 AM, 09 August 2012, a total of 154 roads and 4 Bridges are not passable to all types of vehicles in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, VI, CAR and NCR due to flooding. Most of the reported non-passable ways are from NCR
  • NDRRMC Update as of 6am today: • Water releases from the critical dams is expected to affect the following areas: San Manuel, San Nicolas, Tayug, Sta Maria, Asingan, Villasis, Alcala, Bautista, Rosales and Bayambang in Pangasinan; Ramon in Isabela San Mateo, Rizal; Aurora, Cabanatuan, Luna, Reina Mercedes, Burgos, Naguilian and Gamu; and the low lying areas along Angat river from Norzagaray and Hgonoy;
    • All residents living in the areas near the Ipo, Ambuklao, Binga, San Roque and Magat dams are advised to be alert for possible increase in the water level downstream and those near the La Mesa dam are advised to be alert for the overflow of water in La Mesa Dam.
  • NDRRMC Update as of 6am today: A total of 3,035 houses were damaged in Regions I, III, IV-A, IV-B and VI: 358 totally and 2,677 partially damaged. A total of 89 Cities/Municipalities from NCR, Regions I, III, and IV-A have severe floodings. Most of the reported areas are from Region IV-A (21 Municipalities) and NCR (15 Cities and 1 Municipality).
  • NDRRMC Update as of 6am today: DECLARATION OF STATE OF CALAMITY (As of 09 August 2012)
    • NCR: Marikina, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Muntinlupa, San Juan, Pasig, Pasay, Caloocan and Pateros
    • Region III: Bataan, Pampanga, Zambales and Bulacan
    • Region IV-A: Laguna
    • Region IV-B: Palawan (Culion, El Nido and Linacapan only)
  • PAGASA Update: as of 7:30 am Moderate to heavy rains over Bataan.
  • PAGASA Satellite Image as of 6:32am today

  • Project NOAH Doppler Image as of 7:21am today

  • REMINDER: Big hole at EDSA Connecticut Southbound 1st and 3rd lane. Please drive carefully in this area to avoid accidents. via @MMDA

  • TRAVEL ADVISORY: As of 9:20am, all PAL flights are operating but expect slight delays due to weather conditions. via @FlyPAL
  • Water level of the Marikina River (Sto Niño Station) is at 19.57m above sea level as of 9:50am.

  • From the Marikina Public Info Office: "Abiso Marikenyo> As of 11:15am Aug. 9,2012 ang water level ng Marikina River ay 19.2m above sea level"
  • MMDA Hotlines Hotline 136 FCIC 02-8820925 09186511544 SMART 09054853900 Globe 09423963890 SUN
  • The country's two major airlines, Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific, have waived anew rebooking fees and charges for passengers unable to take their flights due to widespread flooding in parts of Luzon. Read more: PAL, Cebu Pac extend waiver on rebooking fees
  • From the Marikina Public Info Office: Abiso Marikenyo> As of 11:35am Aug. 9,2012 ang water level ng Marikina River ay 19.1m above sea level
  • From PAGASA: As of 11:30AM: YELLOW WARNING(updates): based on the 11:00AM observation, Moderate rainfall (5.0-7.5 mm/hr) was observed over CAMANAVA while Light to Moderate rainfall (1.0-5.0 mm/hr) over QC and Manila. People are advised to MONITOR for the next update.
  • From Marikina PIO: Abiso Marikenyo> As of 12:35pm Aug. 9,2012 ang water level ng Marikina River ay 18.7m above sea level
    Issued at: 12:20 PM, 09 August 2012 (Thursday)
    Target Areas: Metro Manila

    Light to Moderate rainfall (1.0-7.0 mm/hr) are observed for the past 2 hours.

    With this development, all Rainfall Warnings are now TERMINATED.

    People are still advised to monitor the weather condition and watch out for next updates.
  • As of 9:40PM: Passing moderate to heavy (5.0-15.0 mm/hr) rains over the vicinity of CAMANAVA, QC going to Rizal. (via @dost_pagasa)
  • For Maynilad customers: Maynilad Water Services emergency hotline nos. 981-3459/981-3460/981-3461 & 1627. (via Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abi Valte)
  • As per the announcement of Gov ER, still #NoClasses for all levels n LAGUNA tomorrow, Aug 10. (via @deped_PH)
  • RIZAL: #NoClasses (K to HS) in the ff areas tom, Aug 10 - Cainta, Jalajala, San Mateo, Taytay, Tanay and Montalban. (via @DepEd_PH)
  • #NoClasses for all levels at all Univ. of Perpetual Help System campuses (Las Piñas, Molino and Calamba) Friday, August 10:
  • THUNDERSTORM WATCH: Issued at 10:00PM, 08/09/2012. Thunderstorm formation is likely within the next 12 hrs. (via @dost_pagasa)
  • As f 10:21PM, Expect moderate to occasionally heavy rains to pass over Bataan in an hour. (via @dost_pagasa)
  • As of 10:19pm, passing moderate rains over Tarlac City and nearby areas expected in 25 minutes. (via @dost_pagasa)
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