Passable or not? MMDA releases flood measurements

MMDA releases acronyms beside flood measurements: PATV, NPLV, NPATV

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12:48:42am August 20, 2013

11:25:22am August 28, 2013

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

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

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: 

MANILA 

SOUTHERN NCR (Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Las Piñas)

QUEZON CITY

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