Major dams reach spilling levels; Pagasa warns of torrential rains

Major dams in Luzon have reached their spilling levels, and its gates have been opened to release water as the weather bureau warned of continuous torrential rainfall over Metro Manila and other areas.

There is no tropical cyclone existing within the Philippine Area of Responsibility, says Pagasa, and the downpour is due to the southwest monsoon.

The Philippine Astronomical Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hydrological services said that as of 10 a.m. today, Aug. 7, the following dams have released water:

-Ipo dam, two gates at .275 meters each;
-Ambuklao dam, two gates at 1.5 meters each;
-Binga dam, three gates at 2.5 meters each;
-and San Roque dam, two gates at 2 meters each.

The weather bureau has issued a red warning signal over Metro Manila at 9 a.m. today, saying that heavy to intense (15-30mm/hr) rainfall may be expected within the next two hours with occasional torrential (over 30mm/hour) downpour.

"Residents in high risk areas are advised to take precautionary measures and watch out for the next warning," PAGASA said.

Meanwhile, the Manila Electric Co. has announced that it will cut off power services in flooded areas in Quezon City, Pasay, Manila as well as the Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela (Camanava) area.

The power provider via its Twitter account also asked customers to report address of areas that may be flooded.

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