By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
The water level in Marikina River rose Tuesday night as heavy rains brought by typhoon “Tisoy” poured over Metro Manila late afternoon.
In an advisory, Marikina City Rescue 161 said the water level in the river was at 13.8 meters above sea level as of 7 p.m.
However, they noted that this is still at its normal level. The first alarm level will be reached should the water rise to 15 meters above sea level.
As of writing, the city rescue service said there are no flooded areas yet in Marikina.
The Marikina City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) earlier advised residents in the city to be on alert as typhoon “Tisoy” continues to unleash its wrath.
“Residents in low-lying areas are advised to be always ready and on alert for announcements from the local government,” said CDRRMO chief Dave David.
He added that evacuation camps in predetermined areas in the city have already been prepared and ready to accept evacuees since Monday.
Mayor Marcelino Teodoro has also suspended classes in all levels on Wednesday, both in public and private schools in the city, due to the bad weather expected tomorrow.