Alert Level 2 Raised in Marikina River, Residents Advised to Evacuate Before It Causes Flooding
MANILA – The Marikina River has been placed under alert level 2 after reaching 16-2 meters water level and the residents are advised to evacuate.
On Thursday (January 21, 2021), alert level 2 has been raised in Marikina River after the water level reaches 16.2 meters as of 4:30 am due to the incessant rains. The first alarm has been raised around 1:15 am.
The residents living in low-lying areas are advised to leave the area for their own safety before the river overflows and triggers flash flood. Rescue boats, rescue teams, and DRRMO officials are already on-standby in case of emergency.
Barangay Kagawad Ryan Castillo of Barangay Hesus Dela Peña said that the residents of Barangays: Malanday, Tomana, Nangka, Sto. Niño, Sta. Elena, and Hesus Dela Peña have been brought in various evacuation centers.
As of this writing, the roads along the area are still passable for light vehicle but the water level continue to increase. The escalating water level starts at Rizal and Quezon province, according to the barangay and local disaster officials.
The state weather bureau reported that the tail-end of frontal system and the northeast monsoon would bring thunderstorms with scattered rains over Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Quezon, and Rizal.
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