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.

Care to know what water-borne diseases are? Here’s a basic guide

Flood brings with it a lot of troubles, and water-borne diseases are always one of them. The list of these diseases include typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A. All of them, though they vary in names and descriptions, have one source — floodwater.

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These diseases also attacks in outbreaks. Surely, you can’t deny that all measures must be exhausted to curb the spread of these plagues.

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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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