La Mesa Dam nears overflow; evacuation urged
MANILA, Philippines - The La Mesa Dam management is urging residents near the dam to evacuate after the water level neared spilling level, according to La Mesa Dam Headworks Manager engineer Teddy Angeles.
As of 8 am Tuesday, La Mesa Dam is on red alert after its water level rose to 79.74 meters.
Spilling level is at 80.15 meters (overflow).
"If the rate on increase of 2 cms per hour continue, we could overflow tonight or early tomorrow morning. Evacuation is still strongly recommended," Angeles said.