Dry season is about to end. Are you weather-ready?



Scattered rains and thunderstorms brought floods to parts of Metro Manila and across the country the past weeks – an indication of the dry season’s end and the onset of the rainy season.

The rains are caused by various weather conditions:

  1. A frontal system or boundary between air masses that drenched and will continue to prevail over large parts of the country
  2. The southwesterly surface wind flow felt over Region 4A and Western Visayas and,
  3. localized thunderstorms that bring cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.

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Consecutive days of rain continue to dampen large swaths of the country. (Photo courtesy: Pixabay)

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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.

Top Ten Flood Barriers Mistakes



Building a home or a place of business is a life changing experience. Investing your hard earned money for the future. But what happens when the place you bought is prone to flooding? You either move to a higher place or build some sort of protection.

Flood barrier failed to cover the flood

Should you chose to stay, you plan what kind of protection is best for your place. You did your research and decided to purchase a flood control barrier. But some people think just because the flood control barriers are made of metal it can withstand any water pressure.

Choosing a flood control metal barrier is not so easy. There are different thickness and composition of the metal barrier that will determine if it can withstand these incredible amounts of water pressure.

To properly choose the right one, these are some of the most common flood barriers mistakes to avoid.
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Ariel Arcebido

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Ariel is a retired US Navy veteran. Was a Radio station manager at DWAU104.1FM at the Angeles University Foundation for 11 years. Wrote for the newsletter of the University called the AUFGAZETTE.

7 Facts You Think You Know About Flood



Being born and raised from a tropical country like the Philippines makes us used to flooding. By the time we’re 18, we think we already know everything about flood — its brown and murky color, its stench, and its devastating consequences.

7 mind-blowing facts flooding

Even Google doesn’t know everything about flooding. So while we’re still in a dry spell, sit back, scroll down, and discover whatever we need to know about flood.

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Arli Joshua Atienza

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As a journalist, Arli has witnessed various efforts to prevent natural disasters at the local government level. Realizing that the Southeast Asian region is under a serious threat due to climate change, Arli now writes to raise awareness about proactive approaches to natural calamities.

Ideal Flood Barriers for Industrial Areas



The weather system in the world has changed dramatically in the last century. Storms have become stronger than before and rainfall has always been in the extreme. Flash floods have become unpredictable, and everyone has to prepare for the worst.

The weather system in the world has changed dramatically in the last century. Storms have become stronger than before and rainfall has always been in the extreme. Flash floods have become unpredictable, and everyone has to prepare for the worst.

Super Typhoon Yolanda

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Ariel Arcebido

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Ariel is a retired US Navy veteran. Was a Radio station manager at DWAU104.1FM at the Angeles University Foundation for 11 years. Wrote for the newsletter of the University called the AUFGAZETTE.

Why residential flood barriers are a wise investment



Climate change has forever changed the world’s weather patterns. Category five typhoons and storm surges, which were once considered a rarity, are now becoming common place. As polar ice caps melt, the average monthly rainfall is expected to double and ocean levels can surge for up to 10 feet. For low-lying lands, this means none but frequent flooding.

Aftermath Typhooon Yolanda
Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda

Climate change has forever changed the world’s weather patterns. Category five typhoons and storm surges, which were once considered a rarity, are now becoming common place. As polar ice caps melt, the average monthly rainfall is expected to double and ocean levels can surge for up to 10 feet. For low-lying lands, this means none but frequent flooding.

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Ariel Arcebido

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Ariel is a retired US Navy veteran. Was a Radio station manager at DWAU104.1FM at the Angeles University Foundation for 11 years. Wrote for the newsletter of the University called the AUFGAZETTE.

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