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Friday, September 24, 2010

Richard Gutierrez talks about flood, Typhoon Ondoy in "Anatomy of a Disaster"

Richard Gutierrez will tackle the disastrous effects of heavy floods which many Filipinos experience every year in GMA-7’s monthly environmental documentary series "Anatomy of a Disaster" September 26 episode.
A country prone to typhoons and heavy rainfalls, the Philippines has survived quite a number of major floods, with the most recent one brought about by the catastrophe Typhoon Ondoy.

Exactly a year after it occurred, learn from what weather experts have to say about their experiences with the infamous typhoon, which brought extensive damages to Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces including Rizal, Bulacan, and Laguna.

A dedicated advocate of the environment, Anatomy of a Disaster host Richard Gutierrez also visited the Angat Dam to find out what changes they have undertaken to ensure that heavy floods will be controlled or avoided in the future.

Furthermore, the episode will also attempt to answer questions related to floods as it presents some of the most disastrous floods recorded in history.

What series of events led to the submersion of a semi-desert area in North Carolina? How did the Guadalupe River, a favorite hangout for kids during summer, turn into death trap that swept away lives in 1987? What happened after dam built right above community in Los Angeles in 1963 broke despite strict dam safely monitoring? And finally how did the Tendon dam, a dam thought of as indestructible, manage to burst releasing water as strong as 250 thousand tons of TNT explosion?

Find out the answers to these questions and more as Anatomy of a Disaster dissects the crashing waves of floods this Sunday, September 26, on GMA-7’s Sunder Night Box Office (SNBO). [via GMA Press Release]

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