COMMUNICATION WITH YANGON
I was in contact with someone - my fiance -in Yangon late Tuesday night, by email and chat. (before that I was communicating with US embassy people, but that doesn't count, because their email is by satellite) She said that there is no power, and whereas running generators is common every day in Burma ( the power goes off every day), fuel is scarce and very expensive, so generators are rarely running. Therefore, people with mobile / cell phones can't charge them, so even if they work - they are dead.
also, international phone connection still seems pretty dead.
She said an internet cafe managed to get online, and was using a generator for power, and that there was a huge line of people waiting to use internet.
She said, people were getting help with water supplies and some food.
She lives in Hlaing Township, Yangon. I asked who is helping - she said common people, monks, and government people (and she's no fan of the gov).
She and her mother and young nieces were scared for their lives the night of the cyclone, and at one point the roof tore off their house.
I'll hopefully email or chat with her tomorrow night.