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Tropical Storm Trami (Maring): Flooding in Metro Manila

Update 2013/08/19; 20:15 UTC
-The death toll has risen to three, with 11 injured, while four still reported to be missing.
-According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, heavy rain and floods brought by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Maring have affected more than 146,000 people in Luzon.
-In Sagada, army troops and police have rescued 29 tourists.

Below is a you tube video of Manila floods.



Tropical Storm Trami (Maring) has caused heavy rainfall and widespread flooding in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, red rainfall alert has been issued in Metro Manila and nearby 10 provinces of Philippines.

Nearly 800 persons have been evacuated to safer grounds due to swelling of water levels in Marikina river, Inquirer reported. Marikina river has reached alarm level two.

PAGASA has recommended suspension of classes in Metro Manila on Monday. Several schools in Metro Manila and some provinces in Luzon have already declared suspension of Monday classes.

All works in the government offices in Metro Manila have been suspended, except those involved in disaster risk reduction and management.

Trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has also been suspended.

Tropical Storm Trami is predicted to bring significant rains to the Taiwan Island from Aug. 20, 2013.

Tropical Storm Trami which is located 530 kilometers east southeast of Itbayat Batanes is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Wednesday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in 11p.m. update.

Trami, which means "Rose" in Vietnamese, is the 12th storm of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 18, 2013

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