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Typhoon Pedring wreaks havoc in Metro Manila

Typhoon Pedring - US Embassy Roxas Boulevard

Typhoon Pedring is the latest and by far the strongest storm to hit northern Luzon, including Metro Manila. PAGASA responded by declaring storm signal number 2 in Metro Manila.

Already it has already claimed lives and caused a mini “tsunami” in Manila Bay which submerged the entire Roxas Boulevard water.

Waterfront establishments such Sofitel and the SM Mall of Asia are no exceptions, and have been subject to destruction caused by strong winds and tsunami.

Portions of Taft avenue are also submerged in flood. The Marikina River, which includes Pasig and San Mateo River are also at critical levels.

Work and classes suspended

Work has been suspended in government offices. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) also declared the suspension of classes from elementary to high school.

Public storm signal areas

Typhoon “PEDRING” has weakened as it crossed the rugged terrain of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. As of 11AM on September 27 storm signals number 1, 2, and 3 have been raised in the following areas:

Signal No.3 (100-185 kph winds)

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mt. Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Nueva Viscaya
  • Pangasinan

Signal No. 2 (60-100 kph winds)

  • Apayao
  • Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Aurora
  • Zambales
  • Pampanga
  • Tarlac
  • Bulacan
  • Bataan
  • Metro Manila

Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds)

  • Babuyan group of islands
  • Calayan group of islands
  • Northern Quezon
  • Polillo Island
  • Rizal
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Lubang Island
  • Cavite

Typhoon Pedring Photos

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Typhoon Pedring Videos

Video of tsunami caused by Typhoon Pedring along Manila Bay

Video of collapsed billboard along Makati Buendia Osmena caused by Typhoon Pedring:

Emergency hotlines

PAGASA: 4438526
NDRRMC: 9111873, 9125296, 9122665, 9125668, 9111406
Red cross: 143, 5270000
MMDA: 136, 8824151 to 77, 0917-5615711
Philippine coast guard: 5273877, 5276136, 328-1098, 527-8481
Text hotlines: 09175516211, 09209716211 and 09088808576

DILG HOTLINE: 117
Bureau of fire protection: 4106254, 4138859
DSWD hotline (Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center): 7348635, 4883119; 951-7435; 951-7119; 931-8101 to 07 locals 506 & 507
Department of Education: 6361663, 6331942, 6373743, 6340222, 6356550, 6387529, 6387530

Meralco: 162-11
Maynilad: 1626
Manila Water: 1627