WATERWORLD. Flooding in Better Living Subdivision, Parañaque City is knee-high at the highest point of the village, waist-deep elsewhere. Photo courtesy of Julie Alagde-Carretas
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Flooding has always been arbitrarily measured, with the public not having a standard gauge as to how deep "knee deep" or "gutter level" could get. But the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) released standard flood measurements via its Twitter account on Tuesday, August 20.
MMDA Flood Gauge
The acronyms beside the flood measurements (in inches) stand for the following, as tweeted by the MMDA:
UPDATE: As of 12:05 pm, the flooding situation in Metro Manila follows:
SOUTHERN NCR (Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Las Piñas)