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Tullahan River residents told to evacuate as La Mesa Dam nears overflow

File photo shows La Mesa Dam at critical level

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines -- Residents along the Tullahan River have been told to evacuate to higher ground after the La Mesa Dam was placed on red alert.

As of 8 p.m., the water level at the dam was 80.01 meters, just 14 centimeters from its overflow level of 8.15 meters.

A thunderstorm is affecting portions of Metro Manila, Rizal and Bulacan for the next two hours.

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