Marikina River Overflows, Thousands Evacuate

More than eight thousand people were reportedly evacuated after the Marikina River has reached its critical level. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in a situation report said that as of early Saturday morning, the water level at Marikina River is three meters above spilling level.

Based on NDRRMC's SitRep No. 5 issued on June 25, Marikina River's current level as of 12 AM is 18.11 meters. The spilling level is 15 meters.

NDRRMC said the Office of Civil Defense NCR coordinated with Marikina 161 for the forced evacuation of families in barangays Sta. Elena, Sto. Nino, Jesus de la Peña, and Tanyong.

A separate radio report said people from barangays Tumana, Nangka, and Malanday, and several residents of the Provident Village have left their homes to evacuate.

Heavy and continuous rains brought by tropical storm “Falcon” caused the Marikina River's water level to rise and eventually overflow which prompted the authorities to sound a third-level alarm Friday afternoon.