|Palmdale Heights Condominium along Sandoval Avenue, Pasig City|
- ankle-deep flood
It seems that Pasig City would again be the last city to recover from these floods. (The last time was in 2009 with typhoon Ketsana / Ondoy. The city took a whole month before the floods were completely pumped out and gone.) While some areas in Manila that had more than 15-feet of flood water (such as the Lagusnilad tunnel and the Quiapo-Recto underpass) are now open to traffic, a lot of communities in Pasig City situated near the floodway and Laguna de Bay are still drenched in flood water.
As of this writing (i.e., 8:40 pm), it's raining cats and dogs again (with some thunder and lightning to boot). I just hope that this would not aggravate the situation in Sandoval Ave., and in the nearby flooded areas of Pasig City (i.e., Barangay Pinagbuhatan).
The water is unbelievably slow in receding. Last night's knee-deep water in front of Palmdale heights Condominium along Sandoval Avenue is now ankle-deep. Imagine 24 hours have passed and the water is still there. I was told by the tricycle drivers who now charge three times (3x) the original fare from my place to Pasig Rotonda that the area near the bridge over the creek situated in the middle part of the avenue still has knee-deep waters. Flood is apparently still widespread. The local news coverage of the flood in Pasig City confirmed this. Thus, light vehicles could traverse through Sandoval Avenue but would be risky. I can only see trucks and large vehicles passing through. Of course throw in some good old hardheaded "padyak boys" (i.e., pedicab drivers) who transformed their vehicles into "flood monsters". And not to mention a-bit-foolhardy tricycle drivers who will take good advantage of the situation and push their tricycles to the limit.
|free ride from the Navy out of Palmdale Heights|
75-Peso ride out of Palmdale Heights via the dump truck
This morning around 10 a.m., a 6x6 truck of the Navy came by and took on some passengers. Poor dump truck because nobody took it. Riding the dump truck from Pamdale to Tiendesitas costs 75 Pesos while the ride offered by the Navy is free. Although, I guess the Navy won't be back tomorrow. So, it's dump truck once again if the flood in Sandoval Ave. did not improve.
Here are pictures and videos of the Sandoval Avenue flood that I took around 6 pm..
|there's still water along Sandoval Avenue - ankle-deep to knee-deep|
|some parts are dry, but a majority of the stretch of Sandoval Ave. is still deep in water|
|water is very slow in receding - my parking space still drench in water|
Video 1: A lot of people are still being transported by trucks and large vehicles. Sandoval Ave. is still flooded as of this time. Although water in some parts have receded already (like that of in front of Palmdale Heights Condominium) majority of Sandoval Ave. is still covered in water. The deepest part (i.e., knee-deep) is at the bridge over the creek somewhere in the middle part of this long avenue (i.e., Sandoval Ave. is about more than 3 kilometers long).
Video 2: The flood in Sandoval Ave. is slowly receding. The knee-deep flood in some parts are now ankle-deep. There's still water in my parking space.
Video 3: The knee-deep flood yesterday in front of Palmdale Heights Condominium is now just ankle-deep. Some parts are dry already. A large part of the avenue however, is still covered by water according to tricycle drivers who charge 150 Pesos (3 times its normal price) to travel from Palmdale Heights to Pasig Rotonda. Deepest part of Sandoval Ave. flood is still knee-deep (i.e., near the bridge over the creek). They say that small cars would have a very hard time crossing that particular area.