The 2013 monsoon season (August 2013 - December 2013) is seeing large-scale flooding return to Indochina after a calmer 2012. Poverty stricken Cambodia has been hardest hit, with some 83 deaths so far. Also hit include Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. Philippines has seen the annual typhoon related occurrences, which often pummel into Indochina.
Flooding and/or related typhoon damage is an annual occurrence in all of Southeast Asia. However, deforestation, land subsidence, poor drainage, have exacerabated existing problems, while infrastructure development such as dams, drainage, and pumps have lessened it elsewhere. Despite a long history of devastation and little spread of news outside the region, more global attention has been paid to Southeast Asian flooding as its become a manufacturing hub in the global supply chain and major tourist destination.
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