Know Why Sandbags are not Enough as Flood Protection



Typhoon strikes as rainwater pours out heavily. As water level rises, threats of flood are already coming. People are already busy finding ways to save their lives and properties. Some evacuate, some bring their belongings onto the second floor of the house, and some, pack sands into bags.

Sandbags set up at the entrance of a school

Let’s take a snapshot of this scenario. 

Typhoon strikes as rainwater pours out heavily. As water level rises, threats of flood are already coming. People are already busy finding ways to save their lives and properties. Some evacuate, some bring their belongings onto the second floor of the house, and some, pack sands into bags. 

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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.

How to Protect your Business against Flood



Many businesses in the Philippines have fire exits. I do not think malls will be allowed to operate without proper fire exits. Some businesses even have fire drills once in a while to keep the employees updated with the safety protocols in case of fire. However, there is no safety protocol given to counter flooding.

Floodwaters will enter openings in commercial buildings

Many businesses in the Philippines have fire exits. I do not think malls will be allowed to operate without proper fire exits. Some businesses even have fire drills once in a while to keep the employees updated with the safety protocols in case of fire. 

However, why aren’t there a lot of safety protocols given to counter flooding?

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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 how protection against flood is important for Hospitals



You are still in the era of COVID-19. And it was rainy. The rain has been pouring down continuously since last night and the weather bureau said that it will not stop anytime soon. After a few hours, you just see the floodwater rise knee deep level and start seeping into the hospital’s entrances. You go to the emergency room and you see the computers, the cables and medical equipment on the floor and wet. Needle holders, forceps, sterile towels, scissors and small bowls are floating on floodwaters like paper boats.

Imagine this.

You are still at the time of COVID-19. And it was rainy. The rain has been pouring down continuously since last night and the weather bureau said that it will not stop anytime soon. After a few hours, you just see the floodwaters rise at knee-deep level and start seeping into the hospital’s entrances.

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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 Need to Protect Flood-management Infrastructure from Floods



Eleven years ago in September 2009, Tropical Storm “Ondoy”, internationally named as “Ketsana”, plunged many parts of Metro Manila into waist to rooftop-level floodwaters. The people of Metro Manila, especially those in the cities of Pasig, Quezon, Manila, Caloocan, Muntinlupa and Marikina lost their homes and livelihoods. Some, unfortunately, lost their lives. Cold, tired, hungry and weak, some even had managed to climb the highest parts of their houses, waiting for the floodwaters to cease.

Note: This article was published on the BusinessWorld.

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Eleven years ago in September 2009, Tropical Storm “Ondoy”, internationally named as “Ketsana”, plunged many parts of Metro Manila into waist to rooftop-level floodwaters. The people of Metro Manila, especially those in the cities of Pasig, Quezon, Manila,

Caloocan, Muntinlupa and Marikina lost their homes and livelihoods. Some, unfortunately, lost their lives. Cold, tired, hungry and weak, some even had managed to climb the highest parts of their houses, waiting for the floodwaters to cease.

Continue reading “The Need to Protect Flood-management Infrastructure from Floods”

Andreas Klippe

About author

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

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