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 the knee-deep level and start seeping into the hospital’s entrances.

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Andreas Klippe

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.

Estrero de Sunog Apog Pumping Station

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.

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Andreas Klippe

3 Reasons Why Academic Institutions Need Flood Protection



Let us start this blog with a story.

For more than 150 years, University College Cork, the third oldest university in Ireland was just doing a great job in training more than 20,000 students in various academic disciplines. It was educating students on Mathematics, Biology, Sociology, Language, History, Engineering, among others. It was transforming the lives of many students and opening a plethora of knowledge that contributed to the advancing of the society.

Then there was flooding.

Let us start this blog with a story. 

For more than 150 years, University College Cork (UCC), the third oldest university in Ireland was just doing a great job in training more than 20,000 students in various academic disciplines. It was educating students on Mathematics, Biology, Sociology, Language, History, Engineering, among others. It was transforming the lives of many students and opening a plethora of knowledge that contributed to the advancement of the society.

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Andreas Klippe

The Great Flood that Damaged Kuala Lumpur Greatly



It was the day after Christmas of 1970 when signs of rain were noticed by many people living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The white-blue sky turned gray and the dark rain clouds began appearing. In just a moment, a few drops of rain fell from the sky. Then some more. Then more. People out on the streets started running for shelter. Many hoped the rain would stop soon. But it did not.

The Great Flood of 1971

It was the day after Christmas of 1970 when signs of rain were noticed by many people living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The white-blue sky turned gray and the dark rain clouds began appearing. In just a moment, a few drops of rain fell from the sky. Then some more. Then more. People out on the streets started running for shelter. Many hoped the rain would stop soon.

But it did not.

The rain poured continuously and more intensely for the whole week. By January 4 of the next year, 1971, almost three quarters of the city were submerged underwater. Kuala Lumpur experienced what was known as “The Great Flood”. On this blog, let us take a look at how the flood greatly damaged Kuala Lumpur and how can future flood damages be avoided.

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Andreas Klippe

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