Marikina River reaches 16 meters; 2nd alarm raised

After Marikina River’s water level has reached 16 meters, second alarm was raised at 1:40 a.m. on Saturday (July 24).

(Photo courtesy of Marvin Escueta Doles/Marikina Filipino-Chinese Fire Brigade Volunteers)

Marikina City Public Information Office (PIO) said that all eight gates of Manggahan floodway are currently open.

At 12:07 a.m., first alarm was raised after Marikina River’s water level hit 15 meters.

Once it reaches 18 meters, third alarm will be raised, and forced evacuation will be conducted by the city government.

Before it reached first alarm, the city government has conducted preemptive evacuation due to continuous heavy rains and the rise of the river’s water level.

Continuous rainfall has left many areas in Metro Manila flooded.