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.

Things You Should Consider Before Installing Flood Protection



Floods are a perennial problem. It occurs anywhere at anytime in the world. There is no avoiding the floods during the rainy season. It’s best to be protected but choosing the right flood control protection can be a challenge.

Flooding is the nation’s number one natural disaster, and it can occur inland, along the coast, and across every region of the country. Even though you may think your place has no risk of flooding, the reality is that anywhere it rains, it can flood.

Protected Home from flood

Providing protection for your properties from floods is a good investment. It not only prevents damage but also protect the lives of your family and the workers in your place of business. Choosing the right flood protection is not as easy as choosing a furniture for your house. Here some guidelines to consider when choosing a flood protection system.
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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.

A Noob’s Guide to Flood Control (5 THINGS TO KNOW!)



A Noob’s Guide to Flood Control (5 THINGS TO KNOW!)

More and more people are recognizing the truth of climate change. As a result, various government agencies are frantically searching for solutions to climate change and its offshoots, which includes flooding.

flood control barriers, notebook with a check mark.

Before you rummage for tips from the Internet, allow us to make life easier for you. Listed below are top five indicators that a flood control program really works. If an idea is not on our list, it’s probably not a sign of a perfectly working flood control program.

flood control barriers, notebook with a check mark.A 5-POINT GUIDE FOR FLOOD CONTROL NOOBS. While everyone is in a panic solving the perennial problem of flooding, take a look on these five things that can help you survive.

More and more people are recognizing the truth of climate change. As a result, various government agencies are frantically searching for solutions to climate change and its offshoots, which includes flooding.

However, conventional measures like construction of dikes and canals are not always effective. Developing countries are still finding it hard to establish long-time and reliable solutions to flooding.

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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.

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