Marikina river’s water level still within critical mark
By Frances MangosingINQUIRER.net
This handout photo taken on August 8, 2012 and released by the Department of National Defense (DND) shows an aerial shot of floodings around Marikina town, suburban Manila. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods August 8, as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops. AFP PHOTO/DND
MANILA, Philippines–Water levels at Sto Nino water station or Marikina river went down a bit after a brief respite from incessant rains Thursday morning but was still within the critical 20-meter mark.
As of 8:30 a.m., water level from Marikina river was at 20.2 meters above sea level, after reaching as high as 20.37 meters above sea level a few hours earlier, as per reports from the Twitter accounts of Marikina Public Information Office and Mahar Lagmay of Project Noah (Nationwide Operational Assessment Hazards).
There were more than 40,000 evacuees in Marikina as of 12 midnight.
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