5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Flood Protection Barrier



Is your area prone to flooding? Are you planning to prepare for this rainy season but you have no idea what flood protection you might need? Of course, what you need is a barrier that can block the entrance of floodwater, but the problem is there are a lot of barriers to choose from. So to help you determine the right one, here are the things you can consider.

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Is your area prone to flooding? Are you planning to prepare for this rainy season but you have no idea what flood protection barrier you might need? Of course, what you need is a barrier that can block the entrance of floodwater, but the problem is there are a lot of barriers to choose from. 

So to help you determine the right one, here are the things you can consider.

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Is River Dredging Enough to Prevent Flood Risk?



Ulysses (international name: Vamco) brought back the agonizing memories of Ondoy (international name: Ketsana), which also caused drastic flooding in 2009. Ulysses, the 21st tropical cyclone that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility in 2020, prompted downpours particularly across Metro Manila from the evening of November 11 to the morning of the 12th. Thus, Marikina River’s water level unexpectedly swelled up to 22 meters at 11 AM on November 12.

To prevent this from happening again, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) started its river dredging operation on Feb 17, 2021.

Ulysses (international name: Vamco) brought back the agonizing memories of Ondoy (international name: Ketsana), which also caused drastic flooding in 2009 in the Philippines. Ulysses, the 21st tropical cyclone that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility in 2020, prompted downpours particularly across Metro Manila from the evening of November 11 to the morning of the 12th. Thus, Marikina River’s water level unexpectedly swelled up to 22 meters at 11 AM on November 12.

To prevent this from happening again, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) started its river dredging operation on Feb 17, 2021. 

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Here’s an Effective Solution Against Canal Flood Risk



If the drainage systems and canals are filled with trash, any great amount of rain will immediately cause flooding and bring more destruction when a catastrophe hits. This is exactly the canal flood risk that Midsayap, North Cotabato should have considered.

Clogged canals are one of the reasons why numerous areas become flood-prone. This is evident in the experience of Midsayap City, North Cotabato, Philippines on August 4, 2020. Within an hour of downpours, a surge of water occurred and the clogged canals contributed to it. The residents of Midsayap might not have realized the canal flood risk since it was a sudden event. 

Nevertheless, YES, we should take into account the risk of canal flooding if we do not want to witness the heavy price that comes with it. But, before we tackle the risk, let us first know the types of canals.

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

The Truth about Storm Surge Cause



On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) hit the Philippines. Tacloban, Leyte, and the surrounding shore of San Pedro Bay suffered the most damages. Because of strong winds brought by Yolanda, a 5–7meter-high storm surge took place. Yolanda, as the storm surge cause, killed more than 6,000 people.

On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) hit the Philippines. Tacloban, Leyte, and the surrounding shore of San Pedro Bay suffered the most damages. Because of strong winds brought by Yolanda, a 5–7 meter-high storm surge took place. Yolanda, as the storm surge cause, killed more than 6,000 people. 

The people were caught off-guard. Some of them didn’t even know what a storm surge was.  

So what is a storm surge?

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Floods and Flash Floods



Although we know that both floods and flash floods may cause harm, they are often used interchangeably. Are all floods, flash floods? Or are all flash floods, floods? Do they have a relationship? Just what is the difference between floods and flash floods?

Although we know that both floods and flash floods may cause harm, they are often used interchangeably. Are all floods, flash floods? Or are all flash floods, floods? Do they have a relationship? Just what is the difference between floods and flash floods?

To start, we first tackle what a flood and flash flood individually mean. Then we will differentiate them later on.

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

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