Marikina River reaches second alarm; residents asked to ‘prepare’ to evacuate

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THE water level in Marikina River has reached the second alarm due to the monsoon rains enhanced by tropical storm “Isang”, according to the city government’s public information office.

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Under a three-level alarm system, Level 2 means that the water is 16 meters above sea level and that residents in affected areas should “prepare” for evacuation.

Alarm level 1 is raised as a “warning” when the water is 15 meters above sea level while Level 3 means affected residents should “evacuate” as the water is 17 meters above sea level.

As of posting time, the city government has not ordered an evacuation. JOVILAND RITA

 

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