Due to improved weather condition, the Marikina River is returning to normal which is at 14.2 meters above sea level as of 8:24 a.m. Friday.
“[Marikina River is] nearing normal level. Now at 14.2 meters above sea level,” Marikina said on its Twitter account.
The river’s water level was recorded at 15 meters as of 8:41 p.m. Thursday.
Last Tuesday, several families near the river were evacuated from their homes after the water level breached the critical level of 18 meters.
At the time, heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon “Maring” had been pounding Metro Manila and nearby provinces in Luzon.
Weather started improving after “Maring” exited the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday.
Residents on Thursday started returning to their homes. PNA