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.

The Secret why Aluminum Barriers can Build a Flood-free home



Try to put your place in the kitchen and name all of the utensils you have there. Probably, most of these kitchenwares such as spoons, forks, knives, and cooking pots are made up of aluminum.

Who would have thought that this same aluminum can be used as flood barriers and can save and protect you from floods? Let’s discover the secret on why aluminum can build a flood-free home.

What is the relationship between a fork and a flood barrier?

Try to put your place in the kitchen and name all of the utensils you have there. Probably, most of these kitchenwares such as spoons, forks, knives, and cooking pots are made up of aluminum. 

Who would have thought that this same aluminum can be used as flood barriers and can save and protect you from floods? Let’s discover the secret on why aluminum can build a flood-free home. 

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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.

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.

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.

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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