La Mesa Dam on red alert, nears spilling level

Posted at Jul 03 2012 12:27 PM | Updated as of Jul 03 2012 08:27 PM

MANILA, Philippines - La Mesa Dam in Quezon City has been placed on red alert status Tuesday morning after its water level reached near spilling level.

Teddy Angeles, La Mesa dam headworks manager, said the water in the dam rose from 79.35 meters to 79.52 meters this morning.

The spilling level of La Mesa Dam is 80.15 meters.

Angeles said he has sent a recommendation to local officials to evacuate residents in low-lying areas near the Tullahan River due to possible floods.

Possible affected areas include Fairview, Malabon and Valenzuela City. Report by Dennis Datu, radio dzMM