Moments Weathering the Storm in Ersama - CBSE Revision Notes

CBSE Class 09 English Language and Literature
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Moments Chapter-6 
Weathering the Storm in Ersama by Harsh Mander.

  • Prashant went to Ersama, a small town in coastal Orissa, on 27 October, 1999 to meet his friend.
  • In the evening, a violent storm hit the area.
  • The storm caused widespread devastation. People and houses were washed away.
  • Prashant was worried about his family.
  • He returned to his village, Kalikuda. The scenes he witnessed there were heart breaking.
  • At the Red Cross shelter he found his family who hugged him tight in relief.
  • Prashant became the leader of the village.
  • He appointed a group of volunteers to clean the shelter, help the injured people and sent a delegation to get full rice quota.
  • On the 5th day, a military helicopter dropped some food parcels. After that it made regular rounds of the shelter,airdropping food and other basic needs.
  • Women took care of the orphans while men secured food and materials for shelter.
  • He helped the widows and children to make up their lives.
  • Even after six months, the widows and orphans seek Prashant in their darkest hour of grief.