La Mesa dam still on red alert

Posted at 07/06/2012 6:02 PM | Updated as of 07/06/2012 6:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Red alert status remains hoisted over La Mesa Dam in Quezon City due to strong rains Friday afternoon.

Authorities said the heavy downpour increased the water level at the dam by 3 centimeters.

As of 4 p.m., water level was at 79.68, only 47 cm below the overflow level of 80.15.

Preemptive evacuation for residents living near Tullahan River, including Fairview, Quezon City, Malabon, Valenzuela at Caloocan was advised by the La Mesa Dam Management. -- Report from Report Mano, dzMM