La Mesa dam overflows


Posted at Aug 20 2013 12:00 PM | Updated as of Aug 21 2013 04:10 AM

MANILA – La Mesa dam in Quezon City has breached its spilling level, an official said Tuesday.

In his Twitter account, Jeric Sevilla, head for corporate communications of Manila Water, said the water level at the dam was already at 80.16 meters as of 11:45 a.m., breaching the spilling level of 80.15 meters.

Evacuation is strongly recommended as flooding is expected to occur in areas surrounding the dam, particularly the Tullahan River area, Fairview and CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela).