Flashfloods, cancelled classes as heavy rain hits Metro

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WATER WORLD. Flooding in CAMANAVA. Photo by Vincent Go

WATER WORLD. Flooding in CAMANAVA.

Photo by Vincent Go

MANILA, Philippines - Flooding has been reported in parts of Metro Manila due to thunderstorms mid-afternoon Thursday, June 13.

State weather bureau PAGASA said the thunderstorm, which was reported at around 3 pm, is affecting portions of the capital region, specifically Dasmarinas, Mandaluyong, Makati, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, CAMANAVA, Baclaran, Quezon City, Pasay & Manila.

The rains "may persist for 1-2 hours and expected to affect nearby areas within 2-3 hours," the bureau said.

The bureau is also warning residents of the Ilocos provinces, Pangasinan, Zambales, Tarlac, and Bataan of thunderstorms which may persist for several hours.

"All are advised to take precautionary measures against heavy rains, gusty winds, lightning strikes and possible flashfloods," the bureau added.

EARLY RETREAT. Classes was suspended in Manila because of heavy rains and flooding. Photo by Arcel Cometa

EARLY RETREAT. Classes was suspended in Manila because of heavy rains and flooding.

Photo by Arcel Cometa

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has reported flooding in parts of España, EDSA, and Taft avenues as of posting time. - Rappler.com