Flooding in the Philippines
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Breaking News! Flood in the Philippines over 246 dead!
On the 26th of September 2009 a terrible flood occured on the island of Luzon which is located in the Philippines. In just six hours 340mm of water fell! The most rain was in Manila which is the capital.
The Philippines is located southeast of china. And it is in two seas the south china sea and the Philippine sea. The climate is marine tropical so the weather is normally rainy.
I think the main reason of the flood were human factors. I think this because if there was no deforestation the ground would be stable and the Typhoon would not create mudslides. also if they built permeable ground there wouldn't even be a flood.
I think the greatest impact from the flood was economy impact. I think this because around 60,000 people had their homes destroyed plus lot of work buildings too. Also a environmental factors like farmland got flooded. And of course the social factor was one of the worst of all, 246 dead!
There were many consequences when it came to Typhoon Ketsana. One consequence is people's homes being destroyed and people begin killed which is a social factor. The second one is economic factor which means businesses destroyed and how much money the flooding cost. The last one was environmental. this included landslides mud on roads and farms flooded out.
Typhoon Ketsana made a huge mess in the Philippines. For example the house were trashed with mud, peoples firature was ruined, There would be a lot of debri on the road and some roads were probably ruined. What people did to help was raise money or they went and volunteered to help clean up.
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