Agusan Marsh residents adapt to a 4-month flood

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Agusan Marsh residents adapt to a 4-month flood

Recognizing the dangers associated with living with a force of nature that is the Agusan river, residents along the Agusan Marsh are adapting to their environment by making their houses float. Houses here now have bundles of bamboos that serve as base. The bamboos serve as ‘floaters’ for the houses when the 4-month-long flood comes.  From the bundles of bamboos, the houses are then built and tied to the trees.

Read more about the floating houses and other ways by which the residents of Agusan Marsh are adapting to natural hazards 

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