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.
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.
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?
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.
Note: This article was published on the BusinessWorld.
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.
How do you stay safe during a flood?
Protect your properties from flood damage by just learning from our simple yet effective tips.
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