Marikina River Alert Level 1 now lifted
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The Marikina City government lifted Alert Level 1 for the Marikina River as the water level there went down to 14.7 m as of 12:30 am on Monday, October 19.
Earlier, the Marikina River's water level even reached Alert Level 2 as Typhoon Lando (Koppu) brought heavy rains to the metropolis.
Because of Lando, classes in Marikina on Monday in all levels, public and private, have been suspended. (READ: Class suspensions on Monday, October 19)
Lando continues to move slowly toward the Ilocos and Cordillera regions, and is seen to exit the Philippines’ landmass earlier than expected.
Officials said Lando has killed a 14-year-old boy and forced 23,000 others to flee their homes.
It has also prompted local governments to implement measures such as Manila's "no-walk zone" along Manila Bay.
Metro Manila residents have been advised to stay indoors as as much as possible. – Rappler.com