Alert level over Marikina River lifted

Posted at 08/05/14 10:36 AM

MANILA -- The Alert Level 1 raised over Marikina River has been lifted, the city's public information office said.

In its Twitter account, Marikina PIO said Alert Level 1 was lifted at 5 a.m. Tuesday after the river's water level receded to 14.9 meters.

As of 8 a.m., the river's water level was 14.6 meters. Six of the eight floodgates of the river remain opened.

Under the Marikina River's alert system, Alert Level 1 serves as a warning when the river's water level reaches 15 meters.

Alert Level 2, which means "prepare," is raised when the water reaches 16 meters.

Evacuation starts when Alert Level 3 is raised, or when water reaches 17 meters.

Forced evacuation is implemented when the alarm reaches critical level, or when when the water rises to 18 meters or higher.

Typhoon ''Jose'' (international name: Halong) continues to enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat), bringing rains over parts of Luzon.