Marikina River water level now on 3rd alarm
MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – Due to heavy rains, the water level of the Marikina River reached more than 17 meters on Sunday night, September 14, prompting the city to raise its monitoring to third alarm.
As of 4:10 am Monday, September 15, the water level already reached 17.35 meters, according to disaster preparedness agency Project NOAH.
Marikina water level ( sto nino station) . pic.twitter.com/2kFCGzw5YA— Mahar Lagmay (@nababaha) September 14, 2014
This means residents near the river are advised to evacuate to designated areas.
Marikina City, the rest of Metro Manila, as well as Bicol, Southern Luzon, Central Luzon, and the Visayas are experiencing moderate to occasionally heavy rain and thunderstorms due to the combined effects of Typhoon Luis (Kalmaegi) and the Southwest Monsoon.
Typhoon Luis made landfall in the Isabela-Cagayan border on Sunday afternoon. While no storm signals have been raised over Metro Manila, the typhoon is still affecting weather across large parts of Luzon and the Visayas.
As of 1am, state weather bureau PAGASA already issued an orange rainfall alert over Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Rizal, Tarlac, and Zambales.
PAGASA warned of possible floods in these areas.
Meanwhile, a yellow rainfall alert was issued over Batangas and Quezon. This means residents should prepare for possible floods in low lying areas. – Rappler.com
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