What are thunderstorms? Should you be bothered about them?



There’s one feature of the dry season that most Filipinos do not like. What is it? It’s the thunderstorm!

In my previous flood safety tip, I talked about the beginning of the Philippines’ dry season. Since the Philippines is a tropical country, it does not go through the cycle of four seasons normally enjoyed in Western countries. Here, dry season is enough to bask in the glow of the morning sun!

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However, there’s one feature of the dry season that most Filipinos do not like. Even those foreign nationals who have been living here for a long time (like me!) can vouch that the Philippines’ dry season is not all fun.
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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.

3 Things I Wish I Knew 5 Years Ago about Flood Control



Ten years ago, most of us see flood control measures as an issue in public infrastructure projects. Five years after that, almost nothing has changed — people still see flood solution as a responsibility of the government.

While the said thought still holds a grain of truth in our present times, flood control is now becoming a personal matter. The reason behind this sudden paradigm shift is the increasing threat of climate change, which exempts no one from untoward incident.

man thinking about floodThe image shows a thinking man, while his background shows a heavily-flooded street.

With these thoughts in mind, let us recall three things we wish we knew five years ago about flood control. This list provides just a handful of realizations, so feel free to add more.
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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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