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Marikina River approaching alert level

/ 03:40 PM July 17, 2013

Marikina River. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The water level in Marikina River is reaching close to Alert Level 1  Wednesday as rains spawned by tropical depression “Isang” drenched parts of Metro Manila.

The Marikina River water level was at 12.6 meters as of 2:20 p.m., the Marikina public information office posted in its Twitter account.

Alarm Level 1 means at least 15 meters above sea level. In Alarm Level 2, the water is at least 16 meters above sea level which calls for “preparedness;” Alert Level 3 is 17 meters above sea level and calls for “evacuation;” while Critical Level is raised when the water is at least 18 meters above sea level and this calls for “forced evacuation.”

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Tropical depression “Isang” enhanced southwest monsoon and brought moderate to heavy rains in parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, and Western Visayas.

TAGS: Isang, Marikina river, tropical depression, Weather
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