flood-prone areas to avoid

Driving in the Rain: Flood-Prone Areas to Steer Clear Of

These days, our afternoons are often greeted by heavy downpours that lead to traffic jams. Aside from payday Fridays, Metro Manila’s worst nightmare (carmaggedon, that is!) comes to life when it floods after raining cats and dogs. 

Well, we already warned you about driving in floods, but are you familiar with flood-prone areas in the metro? We’ve compiled this list of roads to steer clear of in case of terrible weather conditions.


  • Rosario-Cainta Road
  • Imelda Avenue
  • Amang Rodriguez Avenue
  • C-5 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue
  • Ortigas Avenue fronting De Castro Subdivision


  • Barangka

Cental Manila

  • Blumentritt
  • Dimasalang Avenue
  • Maceda Street
  • Piy Margal Street
  • Dapitan Street
  • Laong Laan Street
  • Andalucia Street
  • Dapitan Street
  • España Boulevard
  • Rizal Avenue
  • C.M. Recto Avenue
  • Legarda Street
  • Quezon Boulevard
  • Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard
  • V. Mapa Street


  • Gov. Pascual Avenue 
  • Sanciangco Street
  • M.H. Del Pilar 
  • Yanga Street
  • Letre/P. Aquino Road
  • Dagat-Dagatan Avenue Extension
  • C-4 Citi Square
  • General Luna
  • Women’s Club
  • J.P. Rizal Avenue
  • Adante
  • Letre


  • North Bay Boulevard

North Manila

  • Rizal Avenue: Pampanga – Cavite Street
  • Rizal Avenue corner R. Papa
  • Tayuman: Rizal Avenue Ipil Street
  • Tayuman: Almeda – A. Rivera Street
  • Abad Santos: corner Cavite Street
  • Moriones: Sevilla – Juan Luna Street
  • H. Lopez Boulevard fronting Tondo Medical Hospital
  • R-10 corner Jacinto Street


  • Buendia Avenue
  • EDSA – Pasong Tamo Tunnel
  • EDSA – Ayala Tunnel
  • Pasong Tamo 
  • Magallanes Interchange
  • C5-Kalayaan
  • SLEX under Sales Bridge


  • EDSA – Taft
  • Taft – Protacio
  • Domestic Road corner MIA Road
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Aurora Avenue corner Andrews
  • F.B. Harrison – EDSA
  • B. Harrison – Balagtas
  • Taft Avenue Extension Baclaran
  • Roxas Boulevard fronting Madrigal
  • Andrews Avenue


  • Gen. Luis Street corner ITC Compound, Bagbaguin
  • Gen. Luis Street corner Silver Road, Kaybiga
  • Samson Road from Gen. Pio Villanueva Street to Lapu-lapu Street, Sangandaan
  • 10th Avenue from Roxas Street to Baltazar Street, West Gracepark
  • Tulingan Street from Sabalo Street to Libis Talisay, Dagat-Dagatan
  • Dagat-Dagatan Avenue from Tanigue Street to Tulingan Street
  • 8th Avenue from 4th Street to 7th Street, East Gracepark
  • 9th Avenue from 4th Street to 7th Street, East Gracepark
  • 10th Avenue from 4th Street to 7th Street, East Gracepark
  • 11th Avenue from 4th Street to 7th Street, Gracepark
  • 4th Street from 8th Avenue to 11th Avenue, East Gracepark
  • Boni Serrano Avenue from 8th Avenue to 11th Avenue, East Gracepark
  • 7th Street from 8th Avenue to 11th Avenue, East Gracepark
  • J.P. Rizal from J.P. Rizal Extension to San Miguel Street, Maypajo


  • Fermin Alcanar Street from Alcanar Street to Mansanas Street, Wawang Polo
  • Bilog Road from Mansanas Street to Anonas Street, Wawang Polo
  • Tagalag Road from Waling-Waling Street to Adelfa Street, Tagalag
  • Coloong I from Geronimo Street to Dela Castillo Street, Coloong
  • Coloong II from Marcos Street, to San Diego Street, Coloong
  • Juan Santiago Street from M.H. Del Pilar Street to end road, Malanday
  • T. Santiago Street from Veinte Reales Creek to Caltex Gas Station, Linguan
  • Macathur Highway from San Guillermo Street to Karuhatan Road, Karuhatan
  • Karuhatan Road from Macarthur Highway to Ilang-Ilang Street, Karuhatan
  • Macarthur Highway from Marulas Creek to Tamaraw Hills Street, Marulas
  • Gen. T. De Leon Street, Bet. Angeles Street to De Guia Street, Gen. T. De Leon

South Manila

  • Around City Hall and vicinity
  • Taft Avenue
  • T.M. Kalaw Street
  • Pedro Gil Street
  • Around Paco Park
  • Pasig Line corner A. Francisco Street
  • San Andres
  • Leon Guinto
  • Syquia Street
  • Lagusnilad Underpass
  • Jones Bridge Underpass
  • Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • Ayala Boulevard
  • U.N. Avenue corner Romualdez Street
  • Mlle Magallanes


  • Baclaran vicinity
  • Roxas Boulevard – Service Road in front of Chowking
  • Quirino Avenue corner Kabihasnan
  • Quirino Avenue, Tambo
  • Sucat Road 
  • Sucat Interchange
  • East Service Road corner Bagong Tanyag
  • East Service Road in front of Daughters of Charity Provincial House

Las Piñas

  • Quirino Avenue corner Diego Cera – Aldana
  • Alabang – Zapote Road


  • Montinllano corner Alabang viaduct
  • National Road in front of City Hall


  • EDSA corner Connecticut
  • Ortigas Avenue fronting De La Salle
  • EDSA – Shaw Boulevard Underpass
  • Shaw Boulevard corner Acacia Lane
  • Shaw Boulevard – J. Luna to Jose Rizal University
  • Gen. Kalentong – Shaw Boulevard to Maytunas Creek
  • Boni Avenue corner F. Ortigas Street
  • Boni Avenue – Sto. Rosario to San Joaquin
  • F. Martinez corner Dela Paz Street


  • C-5 Road near Bayani Road
  • C-5 Road near Palar
  • C-5 Road near Libingan ng mga Bayani
  • C-5 Road near East Service Road
  • East Service Road near TESDA
  • East Service Road near FTI
  • Pio Felipe
  • M.L. Quezon Avenue corner Roldan Street
  • East Service Road near Sales Interchange

San Juan

  • F. Blumentritt corner Valenzuela Street


  • M. Almeda Street corner Bagong Calzada

Quezon City

  • EDSA (Northbound) near Balintawak Depot
  • North Avenue corner EDSA
  • C-3 (Sgt. Rivera) corner A. Bonifacio Avenue
  • Araneta Avenue (Talayan Creek) Ma. Clara Street – Del Monte Avenue
  • Quirino Highway 
  • Tandang Sora Avenue
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • P. Tuazon Street
  • EDSA – Aurora Boulevard
  • Katipunan Avenue
  • Anonas corner V. Luna Street
  • Elliptical Road fronting Quezon City Hall
  • Mother Ignacia 
  • Timog Avenue
  • E. Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard
  • Araneta Avenue
  • Quezon Avenue
  • Kamuning Road
  • Tomas Morato

Always monitor Google Maps and Waze to see which roads are congested during rainy rush hours. But your top priority before heading out during a storm (if really needed) should be having a car insurance plan ready. This will cover car repair costs in case your car gets flooded. 

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