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.
#ABISOMARIKENYO @mcdrrmo #MarikinaRiver water level UP at 19.9m as of 6:00pm 9-19-14 all floodgates open (cont) http://t.co/WDeeX1v8Rw — PIO Marikina (@MarikinaPIO) September 19, 2014
The warning post siren at Marikina River has already been activated, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.
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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.
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