Greater Metropolitan Manila Area Risk Analysis Project

A video explaining the Greater Metropolitan Manila Area Risk Analysis Project. The aim of the project is to give a clearer understanding of the: Flooding in the Pasig-Marikina river basin Severe winds associated tropical cyclones Damaging earthquakes from the West Valley Fault Continue Reading

Check your flood exposure using online flood hazard maps

I've recently discovered some flood hazard maps at, a project by members of the Volcano-Tectonics Laboratory of the National Institute of Geological Sciences. According to their website:
"These hazard maps are indicative inundation maps for large flood events and useful only for knowing where not to be during extremely heavy rainfall. For local governments, these flood hazard maps can be used for localized emergency response (i.e. evacuation and access routes, road closures, siting of key rescue facilities) and for urban planning."
Take a look at the citizen reports at
Image of flood hazard map by
View the Flood Reporting & Mapping tool.
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Do you live in one of Manila’s flood-prone areas?

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has identified the following flood-prone areas within Metro Manila:
  • Along H. Lopez Boulevard
  • Along R-10
  • Anda Circle
  • Taft Avenue corner Quirino Avenue
  • Along Abad Santos
  • Along G. Araneta Avenue
  • Mother Ignacia corner Bohol Avenue
  • Timog corner Scout Tobias
  • Along General Kalentong St.
  • P.Sanchez St. corner Fabella St.
  • Martinez St. corner F. Ortigas St.
  • Boni Avenue corner F. Ortigas St.
  • Edsa corner Connecticut
  • Chino Roces corner Edsa
  • Along Gil Puyat
  • Quirino Ave. Plaza
  • Airport Road and Naia Road
  • E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenenue corner Eagle Avenue
  • East Service road-Nichols Interchange
  • East Service road-DBM Avenue
  • Along C.P Garcia Avenue
  • Along Manuel L.Quezon Ave.
  • Along Commonwealth Ave
  • Along Tandang Sora and Ortigas Avenue in front of La Salle St.

I've started mapping the areas on Google Maps. The markings simply highlight the approximate points identified. They do not correspond to the actual area that's expected to flood as this information was not given.
View Manila flood areas in a larger map This is a collaborative project so if you'd like to get involved, please contact me and I'll add you as a collaborator. Continue Reading