3rd Quarter Asia Weather Recap (2021) – How Has Asia’s Condition Been?



Since the start of 2021, natural disasters have struck Asia, affecting thousands of people through damages and casualties. This was detailed in the weather recapitulation of the 1st and 2nd quarter, and will be expounded in this 3rd quarter Asia weather recap.

3rd quarter Asia weather

Since the start of 2021, natural disasters have struck Asia, affecting thousands of people through damages and casualties. This was detailed in the weather recapitulation of the 1st and 2nd quarter, and will also be expounded in this 3rd quarter Asia weather recap. 

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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 Why you Shouldn’t Think Twice about Getting an Engineering Assessment



Does your flood protection barrier work well? Does it make you feel safe? If not, you might have missed having an Engineering Assessment, which can ensure a very satisfying operation of your barrier. How true is that? You could answer it yourself as we go into details about Engineering Assessment.

Engineering Assessment

Do your flood protection barriers work well? Do they make you feel safe? If not, you might have missed getting an Engineering Assessment, which can ensure a very satisfying operation of your barrier. 

How does Engineering Assessment do that? You could answer that yourself as we go into details. 

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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.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Flood Protection Barrier



Is your area prone to flooding? Are you planning to prepare for this rainy season but you have no idea what flood protection you might need? Of course, what you need is a barrier that can block the entrance of floodwater, but the problem is there are a lot of barriers to choose from. So to help you determine the right one, here are the things you can consider.

flood protection barrier

Is your area prone to flooding? Are you planning to prepare for this rainy season but you have no idea what flood protection barrier you might need? Of course, what you need is a barrier that can block the entrance of floodwater, but the problem is there are a lot of barriers to choose from. 

So to help you determine the right one, here are the things you can consider.

Continue reading “5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Flood Protection Barrier”

Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Is River Dredging Enough to Prevent Flood Risk?



Ulysses (international name: Vamco) brought back the agonizing memories of Ondoy (international name: Ketsana), which also caused drastic flooding in 2009. Ulysses, the 21st tropical cyclone that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility in 2020, prompted downpours particularly across Metro Manila from the evening of November 11 to the morning of the 12th. Thus, Marikina River’s water level unexpectedly swelled up to 22 meters at 11 AM on November 12.

To prevent this from happening again, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) started its river dredging operation on Feb 17, 2021.

Ulysses (international name: Vamco) brought back the agonizing memories of Ondoy (international name: Ketsana), which also caused drastic flooding in 2009 in the Philippines. Ulysses, the 21st tropical cyclone that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility in 2020, prompted downpours particularly across Metro Manila from the evening of November 11 to the morning of the 12th. Thus, Marikina River’s water level unexpectedly swelled up to 22 meters at 11 AM on November 12.

To prevent this from happening again, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) started its river dredging operation on Feb 17, 2021. 

Continue reading “Is River Dredging Enough to Prevent Flood Risk?”

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.

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