- A video of an ingenious Pinoy who managed to save his Mitsubishi Xpander from the flood
- The owner ensured that his car will be spared from the floodwaters that ravaged many parts of the country
- The owner covered the lower up to the middle half portion of the car with an impermeable tarpaulin
- It could be seen that the owner also placed several weights on different areas of the car to ensure that the car will be balanced
Many cars have been destroyed by floodwaters, with photos that have circulated on social media showing that cars were covered and completely submerged in murky water.
The ingenious Pinoy however, used Archimedes' principle to ensure that his car remains afloat even with rising waters.
The Archimedes' principle states that any object will float on water provided that the amount of water that the object will displace would be heavier than the actual weight.
In the case of the now-viral video of the floating Mitsubishi Xpander, the amount of water that was displaced weighed more than the submerged portion of the vehicle.
Floodwaters can wreak havoc to any vehicle as it has the tendency to seep in through the innermost portion of the car.
With what the ingenious Pinoy did, he was able to save his vehicle from being completely damaged.
A netizen commented that it is also called a "Siomai Wrap" technique.
The wrath of Typhoon Ulysses was unexpected. Although Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon were already bracing themselves for what Ulysses could bring, its onslaught became a nightmare for everyone. The Mayor of Marikina was among those praised by netizens for his hands-on approach in the rescue efforts.
With the strength of the typhoon, it is very much likely that things that are inside the house could either be swept away or end up submerged in water. Many netizens shared the situation of their homes when the typhoon hit and virtually all of their appliances and furniture were damaged by the floodwaters. When the water subsided, the floodwaters left a lot of mud.
The devastation can be seen in various footage. Social media became a rescue hotline. One resident in QC sought the help of rescue teams after being stranded due to the typhoon.
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