TYPHOON STORIES PART 1: Tropical Storm Ondoy — A Traumatic Memory in 2009



Filipinos who felt the wrath of tropical storm Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) were all busy cheating death, barely hanging on.

tropical storm Ondoy

Filipinos who felt the wrath of tropical storm Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) were all busy cheating death, barely hanging on.

September 26, 2009 was just like any other rainy day for Corazon Tosio. She knew there was a storm brewing and its name was Ondoy. As simple as that it seemed. However, it turned out to be a very strong one! 

Tosio said in an interview on the sidelines of a seminar organized by the Center for Women’s Resources, “We really did not expect it to be that strong because floods have come and gone in our barangay. But Ondoy was really strong. It brought severe 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.

Flooding As a Secondary Effect of Earthquakes



Earthquakes can cause serious damage and fatalities in populated areas, but earthquakes are not always the ones responsible. There are other natural disasters which earthquakes trigger and can be more ruinous. One of them is flooding, which we can consider as a secondary effect of earthquakes.

Secondary effect of earthquakes

Earthquakes can cause serious damage and fatalities in populated areas, but earthquakes are not always the ones responsible. There are other natural disasters which earthquakes trigger and can be more ruinous. One of them is flooding, which we can consider as a secondary effect of earthquakes. 

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