La Mesa Dam on red alert-A A +A
Monday, August 19, 2013
MANILA -- La Mesa Dam in Quezon City was placed on red alert as of 3 a.m. Monday, with residents in the nearby areas advised to evacuate. The state weather bureau also posted situation of four other dams with opened gates as of 6:00 a.m. Monday.
La Mesa's water level was 79.61 cm above sea level, according to reports.
Several areas were still flooded before dawn Monday, with flood waters knee- to waist-deep.
These included Brgy. Gumamela in Quezon City and the España-Lacson area in Manila.
In a tweet, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said, "Marikina Watershed areas reached critical levels particularly in Montalban, Nangka and Sto.Nino."
Marikina Watershed areas reached critical levels particularly in Montalban, Nangka and Sto.Nino. All are advised... http://t.co/VX8CPL8Ca1
— PAGASA-DOST (@dost_pagasa) August 18, 2013
Binga Dam in Benguet opened six gates at 9.5 meters. Ambuklao Dam, also in Benguet, affecting several towns in Pangasinan opened five gates at 7.5 meters.
Meanwhile, Ipo Dam in Bulacan and Magat Dam in Isabela both opened one gate, according to Pagasa's Hydrometeorology Division.
(1) Dam updates as of 6AM: Angat-193.95m, Ipo-100.28 w/ 1 gate email@example.com m, La Mesa - 79.69m, Ambuklao - 749.71m w/ 5 gates open/tot 7.5 m
— PAGASA-HMD (@PAGASAFFWS) August 18, 2013