First alarm raised over Marikina River amid heavy rains

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) — Local officials have raised first alarm as the Marikina River's water level reaches 15 meters due to continuous rains.

The local government on Thursday said the river is already at 15.7 meters as of 11 a.m.

Residents have been advised to move their vehicles away from the river and move them to higher areas as the water level is rising quickly.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council also issued an orange rainfall alert in Metro Manila, Bataan, and Zambales. It warned that heavy rains, flooding, and landslides may occur.

This story will be updated.