La Mesa Dam still on red alert


Posted at Aug 22 2013 01:26 PM | Updated as of Aug 22 2013 09:26 PM

MANILA -- The La Mesa Dam in Quezon City remains under red alert as it continues to overflow.

As of 12 noon on Thursday, the dam's water level is at 80.33 meters which is 18 centimeters above the spilling level of 80.15 meters.

Dam officials said the water level could still rise due to intermittent rains.

Evacuation of residents living near the dam is strongly recommended. -- Report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM