Overnight monsoon & flood monitoring (August 8, 2012)

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Overnight monsoon & flood monitoring (August 8, 2012)



  • Hi this is @michaeljosh, Special Projects Director at Rappler. It's all hands on deck and I'm handling the overnight desk tonight. I've started this live blog for those who need quick updates about weather, traffic, flood, dam, and relief advisories tonight. I've left comments on. If you have anything to report leave them in the comments section and I'll approve important ones.
  • Latest Dam/Reservoir Status as of 2am


  • CENTRAL LUZON WEATHER as of 4:00AM: Moderate to heavy rains over the vicinity of Zambales, Pampanga, Bataan & Bulacan expected over the next 3hrs.

  • PAGASA-Flood Forecasting and Warning Section reports via Twitter that the Tullahan River overflowed this morning according to residents of Fairview in Quezon City.
  • Doppler image from Project Noah, 4:02am


  • MMDA lifts Number Coding for today Aug8,2012 except for Makati. Makati Traffic has yet to make an announcement.
  • Doppler image from Project Noah, 5:14am


  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Kingsville to Filinvest along Marcos Highway not passable to all types of vehicle due to waist deep floods. via @MMDA

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: As of 5:45 AM, areas before Shell Burol Northbound (Bulacan) along the North Luzon Expressway are passable only to trucks and buses due to flooding. via @nlextraffic

  • Despite the Palace pronouncement that work in government offices will resume today, the Makati government twitter account @MakatiTraffic is reporting that work in Makati local government offices is suspended today, August 8, 2012.


  • GREEN WARNING SIGNAL:
    Issued at: 07:30 AM, 08 August 2012 (Wednesday)
    Target Areas: Metro Manila

    Heavy to Intense rainfall (10-20 mm/hr) was recorded
    over Pasig, Paranaque, Taguig and North QC while moderate to heavy rainfall (3-9 mm/hr) over the rest of Metro Manila.

    Moderate to heavy (6-15 mm/hr) rains is expected over
    Metro Manila and occasional heavy to intense (10-20 mm/hr) rains within the next 2 hours.

    Residents in flood/landslides risk areas are advised to
    take precautionary measures and WATCH OUT for the next
    warning.
  • Flooding along Dela Rosa St. near Osmeña in Makati City at 8:05 am. Photo by Arnel Cayabyab.

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