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MMDA on red alert; lifts number-coding due to Typhoon Ruby

MMDA on red alert; lifts number-coding due to Typhoon Ruby image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: MMDA | posted December 08, 2014 07:31

Metro Manila placed under Signal Number 2

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is on red alert in preparation for Typhoon Ruby which is expected to make landfall in Metro Manila by Monday 8pm.

To increase mobility for commuters in case of emergencies, the agency has lifted the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number-coding scheme in all areas except Makati which has still to announce if they will follow suit.

Yesterday, MMDA personnel took down billboards and tarpaulins banners along EDSA to prevent them from being blown away by the incoming typhoon and Chairman Francis Tolentino also requested all city mayors to bring down lanterns and Christmas signs in their cities to ensure the safety of the public.

Water pumping stations to avert flooding in Metro Manila have also been readied in the event water level rises while 300 rescue volunteers have already been placed on standby.

Tolentino also warned the public about landslides that may occur in certain areas in Marikina City, Muntinlupa City and Quezon City.

Typhoon Ruby, currently travelling at 10-12km/h across the country, is expected to leave the Philippines by Wednesday morning.