Sujata Banik, 15, YRC Ujaan
I have never experienced a cyclone before.
Before it came, I thought a Cyclone would be an exciting new experience. It wasn't. I was worried because I was with my mother in Dhakuria and my father was in Narendrapur. It wasn't at all possible to contact my father, who was completely alone at the time. Worries grew as the storm raged on, and the house began to shake. It was as though nature was furious; we were helpless before it, and we could do nothing but sit indoors. I was very scared. So far, I'd always associated storms with the joy picking up mangoes. I never imagined it could be so terrible.
But the experience of the day after the storm was more significant to me.