Well from time to time we hear about natural
disasters. This particular natural disaster is in Asia.
It tore up the city into pieces and made things look
350 people have died from a cyclone. 400,000 military people
were not doing very much to help the victims. There was a trishaw
driver asking where the people were that would clean the areas and
give back electricity? Myanmar has been military controlled since
1962. The government there has been talked about badly because
of its human rights abuses and suppression of pro democracy
Last September, it was about 31 peple killed and
1,000s more held up when the military cracked down on
calm protests. The military is not well prepared to deal with
the effects of the cyclone.120 mph winds snatched off
the hospitals roofs and cut electricity to the largest city
in the country.
The whipping winds and horrendous downpour caused
so much tragedy in the city. Trees are down as well
as electricity. 351 people were killed which includes
the 162 people living in Haing Gyi island.
The villages were overtaken and flattened like a pancake.
75 percent of the buildings were ironed out, just flat out. The
roads clogged like a glob of hair stuck in a sink. But in
this case the road was clogged with debris. Phone lines
fell to the ground.
Gas prices did a big jump from 2.50 to $10.00 a gallon.
We know the Asians are hurtin’ because this
is where all this chaos has happened, in
an Asian city. Eggs and construction supplies had
tripled. It sounds like with all this destruction
giant egg beaters came flying in tossing over
this way and that way and clobbering everything in