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.

It’s official! Dry season has come to PH!



Flood specialists like me have been waiting for this announcement – the Philippines’ dry season has officially begun!

two_seasons_philippinesThe Philippines goes through two seasons within a year. These two seasons are commonly called dry and wet season. Seasons like spring, winter, and fall do not occur in the Philippines.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that the easterlies (wind pattern coming from the east or the Pacific Ocean) has started blowing through the Philippines. It’s a sign of warmer days ahead!
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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.

How prepared are you in a flood calamity?



People become complacent once a typhoon season has passed. How about for the next rainy season? Have you prepared for it?

Now that 2017 has come to a close, the typhoon season have come and go. During the 2017, the Pacific ocean managed to produce 25 named storms, 10 typhoons and only two super typhoons.

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None have affected the Philippines more severely than with Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 and Yolanda in 2013. There were other floods during those years but none as severe in the aforementioned storms.
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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.

Learn from Haiti: How Heavy Rainfall Results to Flood



Two days of torrential rains has caused severe flooding in much of the country Haiti cutting off roads and causing five deaths

Torrential rains for two days have caused severe flooding in Sud Department, in particular the city of Les Cayes and Maniche, a commune in the Les Cayes Arrondissement leaving five people dead and 10,000 houses damaged in Haiti on November 14 and 16.

haiti-floods

Haiti’s civil protection directorate (Direction de la Pretection Civile) also reported Areas of Ile à Vache, Torbeck and Bainet Sud Department were affected. Reports of two deaths were in Les Cayes and Ile à Vache.
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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.

How can floodwater affect the integrity of your structures?



Floodwater can mess — and ruin — your homes. If you think that floodwater cannot affect your structures, you’re definitely mistaken.

Most of the time, people who ask for my flood safety tips belittle the force of floodwater. For them, water doesn’t really exert a “push” on structures, unless it comes raging like a storm surge.

Unknown to many, floodwater is a force to reckon. They have the strength to affect the integrity of structures — including your own home.
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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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