Flooding As a Secondary Effect of Earthquakes



Earthquakes can cause serious damage and fatalities in populated areas, but earthquakes are not always the ones responsible. There are other natural disasters which earthquakes trigger and can be more ruinous. One of them is flooding, which we can consider as a secondary effect of earthquakes.

Secondary effect of earthquakes

Earthquakes can cause serious damage and fatalities in populated areas, but earthquakes are not always the ones responsible. There are other natural disasters which earthquakes trigger and can be more ruinous. One of them is flooding, which we can consider as a secondary effect of earthquakes. 

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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.

Here’s an Effective Solution Against Canal Flood Risk



If the drainage systems and canals are filled with trash, any great amount of rain will immediately cause flooding and bring more destruction when a catastrophe hits. This is exactly the canal flood risk that Midsayap, North Cotabato should have considered.

Clogged canals are one of the reasons why numerous areas become flood-prone. This is evident in the experience of Midsayap City, North Cotabato, Philippines on August 4, 2020. Within an hour of downpours, a surge of water occurred and the clogged canals contributed to it. The residents of Midsayap might not have realized the canal flood risk since it was a sudden event. 

Nevertheless, YES, we should take into account the risk of canal flooding if we do not want to witness the heavy price that comes with it. But, before we tackle the risk, let us first know the types of canals.

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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 Truth about Storm Surge Cause



On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) hit the Philippines. Tacloban, Leyte, and the surrounding shore of San Pedro Bay suffered the most damages. Because of strong winds brought by Yolanda, a 5–7meter-high storm surge took place. Yolanda, as the storm surge cause, killed more than 6,000 people.

On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) hit the Philippines. Tacloban, Leyte, and the surrounding shore of San Pedro Bay suffered the most damages. Because of strong winds brought by Yolanda, a 5–7 meter-high storm surge took place. Yolanda, as the storm surge cause, killed more than 6,000 people. 

The people were caught off-guard. Some of them didn’t even know what a storm surge was.  

So what is a storm surge?

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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.

100 % success – German tech flood barriers save whole village



Nature has provided man with gifts that often bring him joy and tranquility. Most people would opt to live in serene woodlands, others in the hinterlands, while others still, near waterways like rivers and lakes.

Diesbach River is one of these natural wonders that the local folks enjoy due to its pristine waters that remain calm during the dry season.
The river got its name from the same village where it is found; Diesbach Village in Glarus Süd, Switzerland.

In contrast, Diesbach River turns into a roaring monster during heavy torrential downpours as it swells and endangers the community with flooding. This is the story of how the raging river was tamed by German technology flood protection.



With worsening climate change, a heavy downpour can submerge an entire village. In Glarus Süd, Switzerland, one simple heavy rain nearly flooded the area.

When beauty turns to Beast

Nature has provided man with gifts that often bring him joy and tranquility. Most people would opt to live in serene woodlands, others in the hinterlands, while others still, near waterways like rivers and lakes.

Diesbach River is one of these natural wonders that the local folks enjoy due to its pristine waters that remain calm during the dry season. The river got its name from the same village where it is found; Diesbach Village in Glarus Süd, Switzerland.

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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 a Simple Engineering Assessment can Prevent Disaster!



Instead of just buying flood barriers, engineering assessment is an important part to maximize a flood solution system’s potential.

Buying a Flood Protection System is easy! Knowing which one will be most effective for you takes a professional.

Choosing a flood protection system seems to be easy! There are so many flood protection systems in the market today. You can freely choose what product best suits your concerns.

Some you can even buy online, install on your own, and you’re done. But there is a problem with this approach. There is no way of ensuring quality. If there is no assurance of quality, are you really safe? And are you really sure which product suits best for your needs?

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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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