Rainy season is here and with it comes the hassle of commuting. From June to July—even until November, people will experience more train breakdowns, more traffic jams, and worst of all, heavily-flooded roads. It’s best to avoid flood-prone areas if you don’t want to be stranded on the road hungry and soaking wet.
Traffic in Metro Manila is in its worst state when it’s flooding, when it’s a Friday, and when it’s a payday. We all expect it and we prepare for it by leaving work early or by taking alternate roads. Flooding, however, doesn’t only affect traffic. It also affects vehicles–it can damage cars and make it unusable.
Avoid such hassle by being a wiser driver and a smarter commuter. Below is a list of flood-prone areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces:
Flood-Prone Areas in Metro Manila
Flood-Prone Areas in Caloocan
ITC Compound near General Luis St.
General Pio Villanueva St. to Lapu-Lapu St.
Roxas St. to Baltazar St., West Gracepark
Sabalo St. to Libis Talisay
P. Rizal Extension to San Miguel St.
Flood-Prone Areas in Las Piñas
Tramo Line to Casimiro-Camella Subdivision and F.Santos
Tiongquiao Road to CAA
Flood-Prone Areas in Makati
EDSA Pasong Tamo
Buendia, South Superhighway
Flood-Prone Areas in Malabon
Dagat-Dagatan Avenue Extension
Gov. Pascual to Maria Clara
Letre near University of the East
M.H. Del Pilar to San Vicente
P. Aquino to Tonsuya
Read more: 6 Safety Tips When Driving This Rainy Season
Flood-Prone Areas in Mandaluyong
F. Martinez corner Dela Paz St.
F. Ortigas Street
Hagdang Bato Ibaba
J. Luna near JRU
Kalentong near Shaw Boulevard
Ortigas Avenue near La Salle Greenhills
P. Cruz St.
Shaw Boulevard Tunnel
Flood-Prone Areas in Manila
España to Lacson
Maria Clara to Maceda
Maceda to Laon-Laan
Maceda to Simoun
P.Burgos near Manila City Hall
Pedro Gil St.
Quirino Avenue and Taft Avenue going to Roxas Boulevard
Recto to Morayta
Rizal Avenue corner R.Papa
Flood-Prone Areas in Marikina
Marikina-Pasig border near LRT Santolan
Flood-Prone Areas in Muntinlupa
E. Rodriguez Avenue
East Service Road
M.L. Quezon Road
Montillano St. National Road
PNR Open Canal Multi-Land
San Guillermo Road
Flood-Prone Areas in Navotas
North Bay Boulevard
Tanza 1 and 2
Flood-Prone Areas in Parañaque
East Service Road corner Tanyag
Fourth Estate, Sucat Road
La Huerta Market
NIA Road to Macapal
Sucat Road corner C-5 Extension
Taft Avenue Extension
West Service Road, Merville
Flood-Prone Areas in Pasay
Barangay 179 near Maricban Creek
Macapagal Ave. near World Trade Center
Pasay Taft Rotonda
St. Joan St
Flood-Prone Areas in Pasig
C-5 Bagong Ilog
Santolan near Marikina-Pasig border and LRT Santolan
Joseph and Countryside near SM East
Flood-Prone Areas in Pateros
E. Mendoza St
M. Almeda St. cor. Bagong Calzada
Sta. Rosa Bridge
Flood-prone Areas in Quezon City
18th Avenue corner P. Tuazon
Araneta Avenue corner Maria Clara
Aurora Boulevard to Harvard St.
Biak na Bato
Bitoon Circle near Commonwealth Avenue
C-3 Sgt. Esguerra
Commonwealth Avenue, Visayas Ave.
NLEX A. Bonifacio
Roxas District near Quezon Ave.
Scout Tobias corner Timog
Tandang Sora near Commonwealth
Tatalon near Talayan Creak
Tomas Morato corner Scout Lozcano
Flood-Prone Areas in San Juan
B Sto. Domingo
San Lorenzo Ruiz near Skyway
Flood-Prone Areas in Taguig
Bayani Road near C-5
New Lower Bicutan
Flood-Prone Areas in Valenzuela
Mansanas St. to Anonas St
MacArthur Highway near Fatima Medical Center
Alcanar St. to Mansanas St.
Waling-Waling St. to Adelfa St
Veinte Reales Creek to Caltex Gas Station
H. Del Pilar St.
San Guillermo St. to Karuhatan Road
Marulas Creek to Tamaraw Hills St.
Angeles St. to De Guia St.
Other Flood-Prone Areas in NCR (Neighboring Provinces)
Flood-prone Areas in Cavite
Flood-Prone Areas in Rizal
Ampid, San Mateo
Ciudad Liezel Banaba, San Mateo
Villaluz St., Angono
Felicidad Village, San Mateo
Felix Avenue, Cainta
Gitnang Bayan, Antipolo
Golden City Subdivision, Taytay
Karangalan Avenue, Cainta
Marcos Highway, Antipolo
Midtown Village near Pasig-Cainta Border
Ortigas Avenue Extension, Cainta
Sitio Wawa, Montalban
Cecilla St., San Mateo
Youngstown Village, Cainta
Flood-Prone Areas in Bulacan
Abangan Sur, Marilao
Santa Lucia, Angat
Flood-Prone Areas in Pampanga
Over 223 barangays, including:
Jose Abad Santos Avenue, San Fernando
MacArthur Highway, San Fernando
Santa Monica, Masantol
Sapang Kawayan, Masantol
How to Identify Flood-Prone Areas?
If you plan to drive even when it’s raining, apps like Google Maps and Waze can help you navigate past flooded roads. However, traffic may also be worse during these times. Always be armed with information on seasons like these.
PAG-ASA’s Flood Watch can help you keep track of areas susceptible to flooding, including flood-prone areas in Metro Manila. Make sure to be updated on the weather forecast in your area. Tune in to your favorite news outlet to get the latest weather update or set up a Google News alert.
How Can You Be Ready?
Sometimes, information is not enough. You have to be ready and resilient to survive flooding and other unexpected disasters on the road.
One, make sure that your vehicle has car insurance. This will secure you financially in case your car gets damaged from floods. Also, before leaving home or work, check your car from top to bottom, inside and out. Remember BLOWBAGETS? Yes, that’s important.
It’s also a great idea to keep a bag with extra clothes, toiletries, slippers, and a power bank in case you get stranded. Of course, don’t forget to bring a jacket and umbrella! You need these the most with or without flooding.
Traveling in stormy weather is never ideal and driving a car through flood-prone areas in Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces is a bad idea. But, like most Filipinos when you got to go, you got to go. Keep yourself updated, drive carefully, and try to stay dry. We can never avoid the rain, but we can avoid being hassled by it.
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