Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) — Marikina City raised its second alarm over the river’s water level, as rains due to Super Typhoon Karding continue to pour on Sunday evening, the city’s information office announced.
According to Marikina’s Public Information Office, the river’s water level was at 17 meters as of 11:13 p.m.
Under Marikina’s water level monitoring system, the second alarm alerts nearby residents to “prepare” for evacuation.
The first alarm is raised as a “warning” when the water level reaches 15 meters.
The third alarm is triggered when the water level reaches 18 meters and calls for the immediate evacuation of affected areas.
Marikina raised the first alarm at 9:49 p.m. after the water level reached 15.6 meters. The water level reached 16 meters shortly at 10:08 p.m.
The advisory said all eight floodgates are now open.
Like many parts of Metro Manila, Marikina City is under Tropical Wind Cyclone Signal No. 4.