Marikina River breaches Ondoy water levels as Typhoon Ulysees pounds PH

Typhoon Ulysees continues to pound the country with torrential rains leaving most to be on guard. The storm left most areas of the Philippines flooded and some without power when it made landfall as expected late last night.

Being closely monitored is the Marikina river with the continued downpour. According to the latest update from the Marikina public information office Facebook account, levels have now surpassed the previous level that Typhoon Ondoy registered in 2009.

Per the post, the Marikina River has now risen to 21.8 meters as of 9:04 am on Thursday, November 12. It is notably higher than the 21.5–meter level it reached during Tropical Storm Ondoy in 2009, Rappler reported.

Marikina River water level is 21.8 meters as of 9:04 a.m.Posted by Marikina PIO on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Ulysses is moving west northwest at a slightly faster 25 kilometers per hour (km/h) from the previous 20 km/h.

It will continue to cross the landmass of Central Luzon, then emerge over the West Philippine Sea by Thursday morning.