Forced evacuation as Marikina River water rises
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Due to heavy rains, the water level of the Marikina River reached the 4th alarm on Friday, September 19, prompting forced evacuation among residents near the river.
As of 6 pm Friday, the water level reached a critical level of 19.9 meters, according to the city's Public Information Office.
The warning post siren at Marikina River has already been activated, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.
Marikina City, and the rest of Metro Manila and Luzon are experiencing moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms due to the combined effects of Typhoon Mario (Fung-Wong) and the Southwest Monsoon.
At least 4 areas are still under storm Signal No. 2. (READ: #MarioPH slightly weakens)
Meanwhile, residents in Quezon and Pampanga are warned of possible floods as PAGASA issued an orange rainfall alert over the provinces.
A yellow rainfall alert was also issued over Tarlac and Nueva Ecija. This means residents should prepare for possible floods in low lying areas. – Rappler.com
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