IN PHOTOS: Flooding in Manila
MANILA, Philippines - With more rainfall expected in the next few days and weeks, expect the usual flash floods in the country's low-lying areas.
This rainy season, as declared by the weather bureau PAGASA, is "characterized by southwesterly to westerly windflow, high humidity, presence of rain clouds and the daily occurrence of rainshowers and thunderstorms."
Malacañang flood control efforts include flood drills, improved early warning systems, creation of containment basins, cleaning up of esteros, relocation of informal settlers, and increased coordination among agencies and other sectors.
Flooding is a perennial problem in the Philippines. In addition to government efforts, individual preparedness is needed to mitigate the negative effects of heavy flooding.
Simple things can spell a big difference: daily vitamin intake, subscribing to weather updates, bringing a ready coat, umbrella, and even a pair of boots.
Below are photos of the resulting flood from the rainfall on Thursday, June 13. Let these photos serve as a warning for flooding that will be inevitable in the coming days:
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