In my previous blog post, I have discussed the danger of rising sea levels and how much of a threat it is, especially for people living in coastal regions. Now aside from the rise in sea levels, let me briefly discuss one of the major effects of climate change – worsened flooding.
Floods gradually get worse as the global temperature and sea levels rise.
Flooding is said to be one of the most dangerous natural disasters worldwide alongside drought. An estimated 520 million people per year worldwide gets exposed to flood resulting to deaths and other serious damages.
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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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Two weather systems are currently affecting the conditions in different areas across the Philippines. The Northeast Monsoon or Amihan is causing cold winds over the extreme northern Luzon; and the Easterlies or the humid air coming from the Pacific Ocean on the eastern portion of the country.
PAGASA said in their latest bulletin that cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected over #Caraga
region; partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over #Batanes
. Meanwhile, #MetroManila
and the rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers. #Weather #News #Update
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In their latest bulletin, PAGASA said that they are monitoring the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), which was last estimated 1,695 km East of Mindanao.
Meanwhile, the Easterlies or humid air are forecast to affect the eastern portion of the country. #Weather #News #FloodExperts
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