A Flood of Emotion

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"A Disaster Made Worse" [May 19] described the catastrophic results of a cyclone that struck Myanmar (formerly Burma) and those who may still perish for lack of timely aid.

The article was brief, but the accompanying photograph of villagers left homeless was riveting. In the lower left corner was a young girl, looking straight into the camera and whose eyes spoke a thousand words.

Gary H. Boyd


Scottsdale, Ariz.  

When I read the lines "despite the scale of suffering, there was an eerie silence in the days after the disaster" and "the authoritarian regime was either completely paralyzed or simply unwilling to react," I thought I was reading a piece on New Orleans after Katrina.

Phyllis Corgiat


Norris, Tenn.