LOOK: Heavy rain floods areas in Metro Manila on Friday, August 2

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In Metro Manila, the downpour brought by the southwest monsoon causes floods, triggering traffic and suspensions of classes and government work

FLOODS. Motorists and vehicles wade through floods brought by heavy rain at UN Avenue, Manila, on Friday morning, August 2, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines– Several areas in Metro Manila were quickly flooded following a downpour brought by the southwest monsoon on Friday, August 2.

The southwest monsoon, which had been bringing heavy rain in the western part of Luzon, was further enhanced by a tropical storm located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

In Metro Manila, the downpour caused floods, triggering traffic, making commuting difficult, and leaving some passengers stranded.

At 3 pm Friday, Malacañang suspended work in government offices, as well as classes in public and private schools in all levels across Metro Manila.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno did a Facebook Live broadcast to show the public what streets were flooded in Manila. At around 11 am, while on the road, he told his followers to avoid Taft Avenue, España Boulevard, Quezon Boulevard, Estrada Street, Santa Mesa, among other areas because of the heavy flooding.

He also shared other possible routes to take for those going to Pasay City, and urged people to stay home if possible. 

At around 4pm, Moreno announced on his official Facebook page that España Boulevard was no longer flooded.

Meanwhile, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte continued clearing operations at Muñoz Market and kept a close eye on Balintawak to maintain cleanliness and order of the said road.

As of 5 pm, there were 5 areas that had yellow rainfall warning, which means heavy rain would persist in these areas for the next 3 hours, and flooding in low-lying areas was possible. 

These areas are Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, and Batangas.

Below are some photos and videos of the flooding in Metro Manila:

UNITED Nations Avenue, Manila City. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

SAN Marcelino Street in Manila. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

SAN Marcelino Street in Manila. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

SAN Marcelino Street in Manila. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

COMMONWEALTH Avenue, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

RIZAL Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila. Photo by Twitter user @MMPFajardo

FLORENTINO Street in Sta. Cruz, Manila. Photo by Twitter user @travelferdie

ESPAÑA Boulevard in Manila. Photo by Twitter user @PieIncha

QUEZON Boulevard in Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler QUEZON Boulevard in Manila.

QUEZON Boulevard in Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>WATCH: Road and flood situation along España Blvd. (in front of UST) in Sampaloc, Manila as of 1:08 pm today, August 2. | via <a href=”https://twitter.com/KurtAdrianDP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@KurtAdrianDP</a> <br><br>What&#39;s the situation in your area? Take photos and tag <a href=”https://twitter.com/MovePH?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MovePH</a>. <a href=”https://t.co/liqo63VGdX”>pic.twitter.com/liqo63VGdX</a></p>&mdash; MovePH (@MovePH) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MovePH/status/1157162205843881985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 2, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Some parts of Sampaloc, Manila are flooded due to heavy rains on Friday afternoon, August 2. <a href=”https://twitter.com/kentceriola?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@kentceriola</a> says it&#39;s now difficult for commuters to ride on PUVs going southbound.<br><br>What&#39;s the situation in your area? Take photos and tag <a href=”https://twitter.com/MovePH?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MovePH</a>. <a href=”https://t.co/AFJKg2YOPi”>pic.twitter.com/AFJKg2YOPi</a></p>&mdash; MovePH (@MovePH) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MovePH/status/1157154076779352071?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 2, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>At Taft Avenue cor. Pedro Gil in Manila City, the streets have been flooded due to heavy rain on Friday, August 2. | via <a href=”https://twitter.com/overunderman?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@overunderman</a> <br><br>What&#39;s the situation in your area? Take photos and tag <a href=”https://twitter.com/MovePH?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MovePH</a>! <a href=”https://t.co/tVO6YPUvUk”>pic.twitter.com/tVO6YPUvUk</a></p>&mdash; MovePH (@MovePH) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MovePH/status/1157147346909585410?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 2, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>As of 11:20 am, Las Piñas City is experiencing heavy rain and strong winds. | via <a href=”https://twitter.com/DonBuenvenida?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@DonBuenvenida</a> <br><br>What&#39;s the situation in your area? Take photos and tag <a href=”https://twitter.com/MovePH?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MovePH</a>! <a href=”https://t.co/1vppUuWzuf”>pic.twitter.com/1vppUuWzuf</a></p>&mdash; MovePH (@MovePH) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MovePH/status/1157145432092397573?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 2, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-conversation=”none” data-cards=”hidden” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>The San Andres Bukid-Padre Faura route has very few jeepney units because of the flood from Onyx St to Mabini. Tricycles and padyaks take many stranded commuters. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CommuterWatch?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#CommuterWatch</a> | via <a href=”https://twitter.com/citizenjudie?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@citizenjudie</a> <a href=”https://t.co/TM9FDmuKYB”>pic.twitter.com/TM9FDmuKYB</a></p>&mdash; MovePH (@MovePH) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MovePH/status/1157107943730364417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 2, 2019</a></blockquote>
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A house in Barangay UP Campus was destroyed by an uprooted tree, killing a female resident. 

WRECKAGE. Residents of Brgy. UP Campus sift through the wreckage of a house that
was destroyed by an uprooted tree. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WRECKAGE. Residents of Brgy. UP Campus sift through the wreckage of a house that
was destroyed by an uprooted tree. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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