- Written by Tribune
- Sunday, 22 July 2012
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said rescuers were on standby to help residents evacuate if necessary as creeks and open sewers in the capital overflowed from overnight rains, swamping nearby slums and causing traffic jams.
The rains began to ease by midday after plunging some areas in knee-deep waters, but NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said he could not rule out further flooding as runoff from nearby mountains descends into Manila Bay.
“All that rain up there would eventually find their way here,” he said, referring to mountains east of Manila..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune