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Enquiry - Floods in Burma


Dear Burmanet,

I am a researcher at the Disaster Prevention Research institute, Kyoto 
University. My research interest is coastal flooding along the coast of the 
Bay of Bengal due to abnormal sea-level rise during cyclones (i.e. storm 
surges).  I would like to find sources of information about storm surges 
and flooding in Burma.  I would be very grateful if anybody can offer
information or suggest who I might contact for regarding the following:

1.  Whether there was any serious flooding or disaster caused by the 
severe cyclone that struck the northern coast of Burma on 2 May last 
year (1994).

2.  Obtaining data from tide gauges in Burma.

3.  Whether there are any scientists in Burmese universities or 
laboratories who are studying this problem.

Any information that you can provide would be very helpful to me in my 
studies, and eventually may perhaps contribute to reducing the effect of 
such disasters.

If you can suggest how else I might make use of internet to help
with my enquiries, please let me know your suggestions.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Gary Watson

Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto 
University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611, Japan

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