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Alert level 3 up in Marikina River; over 2,000 evacuated

/ 01:23 PM August 20, 2013

Marikina RIver. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Water level in Marikina River reached alert level three Tuesday afternoon as waters continued to rise due to the rains spawned by the storm-enhanced southwest monsoon.

Marikina authorities urged the residents near the swelling river to evacuate due to the raised alert level.

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As of 12:50 p.m., the water level was recorded at 17 meters, the Marikina public information office said.

As of 12:22 p.m., there are already 2,630 persons evacuated at Nangka Elementary School.

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Alarm level one means at least 15 meters above sea level. In alarm level two, there is at least 16 meters above sea level which calls for “preparedness;” Alarm level three is 17 meters above sea level and calls for “evacuation;” while critical level or at least 18 meters above sea level calls for “forced evacuation.” With a report from Julliane de Jesus

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