Typhoon and Monsoon preparedness

Thinkingvalkyrie's Blog

At the moment of this writing, the monsoon brought about by Typhoon Maring is steadily dumping half the Pacific Ocean on Luzon. Having checked Facebook and noticing most people are severely affected, I thought I might write this before the lights go out.

Some facts first:
1) Water rises.Fast.
Given the inadequate sewer system in our country, it only takes a few hours of massive rainfall to submerge most of the low-lying areas. Metro Manila, although not as low as, say, Bulacan, has clogged water ways, so water rises -and stays.

2) typhoons are based on wind speed, not rainfall.
The culprit of most floodings are not the typhoons themselves but the monsoon that follows in their wake.

Now on to the PREPAREDNESS:

1) CHARGE YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES ESPECIALLY CELLULAR PHONES AND WIFI DONGLES.
As a denizen of this country, you know that power outages are common occurances when the…

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