Laguna Lake flood nearing 'Ondoy' levels
Posted at 08/07/2012 12:40 PM | Updated as of 08/07/2012 2:05 PM
MANILA, Philippines -- A Cabinet official on Tuesday said Laguna Lake is just two to three feet below the levels reached during tropical storm "Ondoy" in 2009.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson said the lake rose by 10.4 feet during the heavy downpour brought by Ondoy three years ago.
This morning, the lake has risen by seven to eight feet or just two to three feet below Ondoy level.
"Talagang mataas na ang tubig and the only outlet is Pasig. We need to monitor Laguna," he told President Aquino during a briefing at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council office.
He also warned that flood-prone areas near the lake could be affected including Taguig, Angono, Baras and Morong in Rizal; Mabitac, Lumban, Santa Cruz, Victoria and some portions of Cabuyao and San Pedro in Laguna.
He said flooding in Laguna could last as long as two months.
One hazard brought by the floods, he said, is the prolonged evacuation of students whose schools are affected by the deluge.
<---- Hala you can no longer blame this disaster kay Pandak. You were given time to continue said flood control project at Laguna de Bay but instead cancel it