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Marikina River water level subsides as rains ease out

/ 09:06 PM July 17, 2013

Marikina RIver. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The water level in Marikina River subsided as rains eased out Wednesday night.

As of 7:50 p.m., the water level in Marikina River was at 12.3 meters and was considered “normal water level,” the Marikina public information office said.

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Tropical depression “Isang” strengthened into a storm late Wednesday afternoon that spawned rains in Metro Manila, triggering the water level in Marikina River to swell close to Alarm Level 1.

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;” Alarm 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 storm Isang enhanced southwest monsoon and brought moderate to heavy rains in parts of Luzon including Metro Manila and Western Visayas.

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