The story ‘Weathering the Storm in Ersama’, is a real life account of the aftermath of the cyclone. Prashant, a young man spent two dreadful nights marooned on the roof of a house. On the third day he decided to go to his village. Even in a dangerous situation, wading through filth and gore, he went looking for his family. He helped the people at Red Cross shelter gather food and other supplies. He was specially moved by the dire conditions of the women and the children around. He found out ways to keep them engaged so as to not delve deeper in grief. Moreover he came up with the idea of foster homes for children in his own community. His efforts and determination helped the survivors of the cyclone gather the bits of their lives together. He was strong enough to bear all the hardships and eventually became a lifeline for the people of his village.
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