Alerts lifted as Marikina River water level goes down
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Marikina City has lifted all alert levels as the waters of the Marikina River continue to go down Monday morning, August 15.
As of 11:30 am, the water level of the Marikina River stood at 14.5 meters, the city's Public Information Office said in an update.
The water level of the river has been closely monitored over the weekend, as monsoon rains dumped water across large parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila.
On Sunday, August 14, water levels rose up to 16.8 meters, prompting the city to issue Alert Level 4, leading to evacuations of people living near the river.
The monsoon also triggered flooding in parts of the city.
There are still around 622 families, or 2,742 individuals, temporarily sheltered in 6 schools in the city.
With the lifting of all alerts for Marikina River, evacuees can now return to their homes. – Rappler.com
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