MMDA releases list of flood-prone areas in Metro Manila

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officially released recently the list of 21 of the most flood-prone areas in the Metro Manila. According to MMDA, the said areas have continually experienced extreme flood incidents when rainfall intensity is more than 50 mm/hr.

Flood in España, Manila
Flood in España, Manila | Credit: Zyann Ambrosio

As the rainy season is here and within these six to eight months are tropical cyclones, typhoons and needless to say, heavy rains. In this scenario, commuters and motorists are badly affected of the flooded streets.

For those who live in the metro, here's the MMDA list of flood-prone areas you should avoid when you see the clouds darken for possible heavy rainfall:

  • The streets of España, Antipolo and Maceda
  • P. Burgos and Manila City Hall
  • R. Papa to Rizal Avenue

  • Osmeña to Skyway (northbound and southbound)
  • Don Bosco University area
  • Buendia -South Super Highway (northbound and southbound)
  • Pasong Tamo Magallanes Tunnel

Quezon City
  • EDSA to North Avenue
  • Philcoa area
  • Biak na Bato/ Quezon Avenue- Victory Avenue
  • EDSA to Camp Aguinaldo Gate 3
  • North Avenue in front of Trinoma Mall
  • C-5- Bayani Road
  • NLEX- Balintawak Cloverleaf

Pasig City
  • C-5 to Bagong Ilog

Parañaque City
  • West Service Road, Merville
  • C5- McKinley Road
Pasay City
  • Buendia Extension- Macapagal Avenue

Muntinlupa City
  • East Service Road to Sales Street

  • EDSA- SM Megamall

Taguig City
  • C-5 to BCDA
Infographic flooded streets in Metro Manila
Infographic: Most flooded areas in Metro Manila | Credit:

The list above shows almost all major roads in Metro Manila. The challenge is either for you to find an alternative route or ride a flood-proof vehicle. Comment below for your alternative routes as you've experienced the flooding.

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