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FLOODS, IMPASSABLE STREETS WELCOME FILIPINOS ON FRIDAY



Filipinos were welcomed by flooded and impassable streets on Friday as Tropical Storm (TS) 'Inday' intensifies to be a severe tropical storm.

As early as 5 a.m., a number of streets in the metro have been declared not passable due to high floods brought by continued rainfall.

Manila International Airport (MIA) Road's flood before Domestic Westbound at 5:37 a.m. was half-tire deep which caused MMDA to declare it as not passable for light vehicles.

Meantime, as of 7 a.m., Makati Traffic declared as not possible the streets of Gil Puyat, Filmore with floods as high as 40 inches and Osmeña highway with floods up to 24 inches high.

Streets in Taft, and other remaining streets in the metro were also flooded gutter-deep but remained to be passable even after the rains continue to pour until the afternoon due to the Southwest Monsoon rains brought by the tropical storm.

State weather bureau PAGASA said the rains may continue until the weekend, as Inday is expected to exit the Philippine Area Of Responsibility in between Friday evening and Saturday morning, and a new low pressure area is just seen outside the country.