MANILA, Philippines – The number of people evacuated due to the swollen Marikina River rose to 17,000 Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities said the water level remained at alert level four, prompting them to implement a forced evacuation of families living near the river.
Based on Marikina public information office’s Twitter account, the number of evacuees are the following as of posting time:
H. Bautista Elementary School – 637 Families / 3,066 Persons (3:30pm)
Filipinas Village Basketball Court – 159 Families / 821 Persons (4:00PM)
Concepcion Integrated School – 224 Families / 887 Persons (4:17PM)
Nangka Elementary School – 744 Families / 2,719 Persons (1:23pm)
Libis Bulelak Gym-149 Families/755 Persons (11:40am)
Malanday Elementary School-400 Families /4,200 Persons (2:30pm)
Sto Niño Elementary School-28 Families/ 105 Persons (1:25pm)
Sampaguita Village, Malanday-176 Families/ 861 Persons (4:00pm)
Baranggay Multi Purpose Hall (Brgy. Dela Peña)-24 Families/ 103 Persons (3:42PM)
Fairlane Gym-102 Families (3:18PM)
Parang Gym-307 Persons (3:30PM)
Marikina High School-333Families/ 1,581Persons (5PM)
Nangka Covered Court-1018 Persons (2:30PM)
As of 7:11p.m., water level in Marikina river was down from 19 meters to at 18.9 m.
Earlier at about 2p.m., water level reached critical level of 18 meters.
The Marikina government also allayed fears that waters spilled from dams in Luzon will swamp Marikina.
“Don’t believe the false information spread that waters spilled from dams will go to Marikina. We have no dams,” it said in its Twitter