Marikina River water level rises anew on Sunday
MANILA, Philippines – The water level of the Marikina River again rose on Sunday, August 14, after it started to go down Saturday evening, August 13.
As of 5:31 pm on Sunday, the water level was at 16.7 meters, still considered Alert Level 4.
As of Sunday morning, the Marikina Public Information Office (PIO) said there were 2,087 families or 10,561 individuals evacuated from their homes.
According to the Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region (PIA-NCR), Marikina authorities have been providing meals, water, and medical services to the evacuees since 6 pm, Saturday.
Since the Marikina River remains under Alert Level 4, it is not yet advisable for evacuees to return to their homes.
The monsoon rains triggered flooding in parts of the city.