By Benjie Cuaresma

The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) and the Bureau of Fire Protection actively conducted clearing operations, diligently removing large branches from a fallen tree and clearing the streets of scattered debris.

The large tree toppled to the ground, causing the uprooting of electric poles and leaving certain areas without power on Sunday, July 16, 2023. The scattered electric lines posed a hazard as they lay across the ground in Intramuros, Manila.

As a result of the ongoing clearing operations by the MDRRMO and BFP, the Round Table area in Intramuros was temporarily impassable for motorists at the time of this report.

Additionally, the recent heavy rainfall led to severe disruptions in various parts of Metro Manila. Particularly affected were the areas from Espana to Lacson, LagusNilad Underpass, Maria Clara to Maceda, Maceda to Laon-Laan, Maceda to Simoun, Malvar Street, P. Burgos near Manila City Hall, and Pedro Gil Street—known as flood-prone areas in Metro Manila.

Motorists are strongly advised to avoid these streets during periods of heavy downpours.

Furthermore, photographs captured knee-deep water at Taft Ave, near the LRT Station.