Ipo Dam releases water; La Mesa reaches critical level

Posted at Jul 03 2012 03:10 PM | Updated as of Jul 03 2012 11:10 PM

The Ipo Dam in Bulacan continues to release water amid heavy downpour.

At 6:45 this morning, two gates of the Ipo Dam were opened as the level of water reached over 101 meters, exceeding the normal level.

Dam officials say the gates will remain open as long as the rains continue.

Advisories have been issued to the local governments of Norzagaragay, Angat, San Rafael, Bustos, Baliuag and Calumpit.

Meanwhile, La Mesa Dam in Quezon City is now on red alert and evacuation of nearby residents has been recommended. – ANC Dateline Philippines, July 3 2012