Due to Typhoon Pedring‘s (NESAT – international name) continues rainfall the La Mesa Dam is now overflowing, which makes resident families near Tullahan River in Metro Manila and so with Quezon City are now evacuating.
The water level exceeded by 80.15-meter level at around 2am, according to Engineer Teddy Angeles, manager of La Mesa waterworks of Manila Water.
He said in an interview made by dzBB radio, “As of 2 a.m., nag-umpisa na siya mag-overflow. Tapos 3 a.m., ang elevation is 80.17 (meters). We have a 2-cm overflow. (Pero) hindi siya gaanong makakaapekto for most residents along Tullahan except Malabon na kahapon pa baha na.”
Around 10pm yesterday, the La Mesa Dam management had alerted Barangay North Fairview of the need to evacuate, said still in the report by dzBB. They also said that many residents complied with the evacuation.
Meanwhile, according to Eng. Angeles, there is no apparent danger for the rest of Quezon City and parts of Valenzuela City.
He also said that they are expecting that the situation in La mesa Dam will soon normalize since the weather condition have already improved.
“Hopefully as we go into this morning, demand for water is picking up, we expect elevation to stabilize and lower with improved weather,” he said.
Though his positive that the situation around La Mesa Dam will be off danger soon, Angeles still said to those who already evacuated their homes should wait for authorities’ for a go-signal before going back to their homes.