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MANILA, Philiipines - Residents in several Quezon City villages have started evacuating from their homes as floodwaters continue to rise due to incessant rains Sunday night, the Office of Civil Defense in Metro Manila said.
Dir. Susana Cruz said evacuation was underway for residents of Bgy. North Fairview after the nearby creek overflowed.
Over 500 families are also affected by floods in the villages of Sta. Lucia, Bagong Silangan, Fairview, Payatas, Gulod, and Nagkaisang Nayon.
Areas in the city's west river side, including Valencia cor. Canseco sts.; Manga st. in Brgy. Katipunan; Gen. Lim and Col. Moran sts. in Brgy. Sta. Cruz; Brgy. Del Monte along the west river side; Capoas cor. Toctocan sts. in Brgy. Masambong; and Sapamanai Village in Brgy. Fairview are experiencing floods as high as 3 feet, Cruz said.
The La Mesa dam is already on red alert status.