Floods are getting worse, are we prepared for it?



In my previous blog post, I have discussed the danger of rising sea levels and how much of a threat it is, especially for people living in coastal regions. Now aside from the rise in sea levels, let me briefly discuss one of the major effects of climate change – worsened flooding.
Gradual Increase of FloodsFloods gradually get worse as the global temperature and sea levels rise.

Flooding is said to be one of the most dangerous natural disasters worldwide alongside drought. An estimated 520 million people per year worldwide gets exposed to flood resulting to deaths and other serious damages.
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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.

Greece suffered floods of ‘biblical proportions’



Overnight severe storms hit Athens, capital of Greece resulting in flashfloods along the streets damaging buildings and loss of lives.

Another storm of ‘biblical proportions’ has hit the European continent. This time in Greece. Flash floods from Wednesday’s night of severe storm has cut a path of destruction near the Greek capital, killing 16 people and sweeping cars into buildings like rubber toys.

mud brought by flooding

The calamity was the worst to hit the capital in decades and the Greek government has declared a day of national mourning for the victims. The hardest hit was the town of Mandra, a suburb outside the outskirts of Athens. It is estimated about 500 homes and businesses were affected.
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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 cause of flood is not poor drainage system



People think the government is not doing enough to solve flooding. Do you think you are solving the problem by throwing trash everywhere?

Then what else is causing flood?

disposing_garbage

Flooding is the most perennial natural disaster problem facing our country nowadays.

Floodings have been always been a problem for years for humanity.

With climate change already here, heavy rainfalls always follow floodings. Flooding in major cities have been always a huge headache for the local government.
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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.

What is causing so much flood?



Weather disturbances these past few years have increased the level of rainfall twice; thus, causing abnormal floods around the world.

This year’s storms have proven exceptionally intense compared to the previous years.

There is no doubt that climate change played a part in it. Many people refused to believe it exists but the irrefutable proof is there that climate change will bring more unusual weather patterns.

two man wading thru flood water

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria broke record levels of rainfalls for more than a century rendering Houston, Texas a city under a sea of rain.
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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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