Tropical Storm Molave Brings Flooding to the Philippines

Tropical Storm Molave, known locally as Quinta, brought strong winds and heavy flooding to parts of the Philippines on Sunday, October 25.

The storm lashed several areas in the archipelago including Metro Manila, Laguna, the Calabarzon region, the Mimaropa region and more.

TS Quinta was tracking west on Sunday, information from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated.

Footage uploaded to Facebook by local emergency services group Brgy Bucal Bqrt shows flooding from the storm in the Bucal neighborhood of Laguna.

“‘QUINTA’ is forecast to continue moving generally westward until its landfall over the Catanduanes-Albay-Sorsogon area this afternoon or evening,” a PAGASA alert issued on Sunday read.

The storm was expected to hit the Southern Luzon area the following afternoon before “exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday afternoon,” according to the alert.

“Further intensification prior to landfall over Bicol Region remains likely and the possibility of ‘QUINTA’ making landfall as a severe tropical storm is still not ruled out. After crossing the Philippine archipelago, this tropical cyclone will continue intensifying over the West Philippine Sea, reaching typhoon category by Tuesday evening,” PAGASA said. Credit: Brgy Bucal Bqrt via Storyful