351 families crammed in 3 QC evacuation centersBy Karen Boncocan, Louie Garcia
INQUIRER.net, Radyo Inquirer 990AM
MANILA, Philippines – Evacuation centers in Quezon City on Monday were packed with residents who fled their homes amidst heavy rains, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reports said.
Some 351 families or 1,755 individuals were crammed into three of the city’s evacuation centers, fearing massive floods due to the rising water level of the La Mesa Dam.
Communities near the Tumana and Tullahan Rivers have also been told to evacuate.
As of 7 a.m., the water level at the La Mesa Dam was recorded at its spilling level of 80.15 meters.
Officials monitoring the dam have cautioned Quezon City residents from returning to their homes, saying that the water level may continue to rise due to unceasing rains.
Meanwhile, food and clean water from the city hall have yet to be brought to the evacuees.
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