Strangely missing on Australian news reports is this catastrophic event currently underway in Myanmar. Illegal logging in upland forests together with climatic change will be a main cause according to my Burmese (forestry) Masters student and friend, O’Niell (KYAW SEIN WIN TUN) . O’Niell flies home in one week and will be helping his people.
Rice fields countrywide are inundated
CBD of a major center
Two storey school building
Upland flash flooding
Dam at capacity
Welcome signage to a town, note changing depth.
The site for donations on my Facebook site has been organized by Burmese students, and money is diseminated through local volunteer organizations, not through military/govt. Information can be found by ringing O’Niell on +959254454343