La Mesa dam still on red alert

Posted at 08/11/2012 5:01 PM | Updated as of 08/11/2012 10:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Red alert status remains hoisted over the La Mesa Dam in Quezon City despite the improvement of weather on Saturday.

Water level at the dam is currently at 79.82 meters, below its overflow level of 80.15 meters.

Sonya Serrano of the hydrology division of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the dam is no longer spilling water but the alert status remains due to the high water level.

The dam reached critical level Friday night due to strong rains. -- Report from Robert Mano, dzMM