La Mesa dam hits spilling level
MANILA, Philippines – The La Mesa dam in Quezon City hit spilling level on Friday, September 19, and is beginning to pour excess water into the Tullahan river.
In a tweet, the Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region said the dam's water level was at 80.17 meters as of 10:30 am. The spilling level is 80.15 meters.
LA MESA DAM: Water level as of 10:30am is at 80.17m, currently spilling.— PIA-NCR (@PIA_NCR) September 19, 2014
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon have been experiencing heavy rain, a combined effect of Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) and the southwest monsoon.
Local government and Manila Water officials earlier said residents living along the Tullahan river had already been asked to evacuate early Friday morning.
The Tullahan river cuts through the cities of Quezon, Malabon, Valenzuela, and Caloocan and drains out into the Manila Bay – Bea Cupin/Rappler.com
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