MANILA, Philippines – The water level in the Marikina River went down on Saturday, September 20, as Tropical Storm Mario (international name Fung-Wong) headed out the country.
In a tweet, the Marikina Public Information Office (PIO) reported that the water level in the river has gone down to 15.5 meters as of 1:26 pm.
However, it is within the range of the 1st alarm, or over 15 meters, based on Marikina's official water level monitoring system.
#MarikinaRiver water level DOWN to 15.5m as of 1:26pm. (cap) — PIO Marikina (@MarikinaPIO) September 20, 2014
On Friday, the 4th alarm was raised, prompting forced evacuation among residents near the river. That evening, the water level in the river reached a critical 19.9 meters.
Tropical Storm Mario did not directly pass through Metro Manila, but it brought heavy rain that caused floods in the metropolis and many areas of Luzon. – Rappler.com