Weathering the Storm in Ersama NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Chapter 6 with Answers

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Q1. What havoc has the super cyclone wreaked in the life of the people of Orissa?

Answer: It was a devastating storm which washed the houses away and destroyed hundreds of villages. It killed thousands of people and uprooted a large number of trees. There were dead bodies all around. People became homeless and many children who had lost their parents became orphans. This crazed destruction continued for the next thirty-six hours. The condition seemed grim after the super cyclone.

Q2. How has Prashant, a teenager, been able to help the people of his village?

Answer: Prashant, who was just nineteen years old, decided to lead the people of his village. He organized a group of youths and elders to jointly pressurize the merchant once again to part with his rice. This task was done successfully. For the first time in four days, the survivors at the cyclone shelter were able to fill their bellies.
Then he organized a team of youth volunteers and cleaned the shelter of filth, urine, vomit and floating carcasses, and tended to the wounds and fractures of the people who had been injured by the cyclone.
He brought the children who were orphaned together and put up a polythene sheet shelter for them.

Q3. How have the people of the community helped one another?
What role do the women of Kalikuda play during these days?

Answer: Under the leadership of young Prashant, the residents of the town banded together and began to assist one another. They worked together to persuade the merchant to donate rice to the residents at the shelter, gathered fallen tree branches, and built a fire, over which they cooked rice for everyone to eat. When a military helicopter dropped some food boxes but failed to return, the young task force took empty utensils from the shelter and forced the children to lie in the sand with the utensils on their stomachs to signal passing helicopters that they were hungry. The message was received, and the helicopter returned to the refuge regularly, dropping food and other necessities. Women were enlisted to care for the orphans, while men gathered food and supplies for the refuge. Despite their loss, the women began working in a food-for-work program established by an NGO.

Q4. Why do Prashant and other volunteers resist the plan to set up institutions for orphans and widows? What alternatives do they consider?

Answer: Prashant and other volunteers resist the plan to set up institutions for orphans and widows. They feel that in them the children would grow without love. Women will suffer from stigma and loneliness. These would be bad for their proper and normal growth. They feel that orphans should be resettled in their own community itself.

Q5. Do you think Prashant is a good leader? Do you think young people can get together to help people during natural calamities?

Answer: Yes, Prashant is a very good leader. Though he himself was too grief-stricken, he got a hold of himself and decided to step in as the leader of the village. He carried out his role effectively and helped the people of his village in every possible manner.
Yes. Young people can definitely get together to help people during natural calamities and otherwise. They can use their strength and vigour to help people.


Talk about the preparedness of the community for a natural disaster.
(You can talk about evacuation plans and rehabilitation; permanent
safe shelters; warning systems; relief efforts; building materials
to withstand cyclone/flood/earthquake, i.e. safe housing; peoples’
organisation of their own rescue; the survival instinct, etc.)

Answer: We are the part of community. Natural calamities may occur any time. We have witnessed many such natural disasters which caused devastation all around. Occurence of such calamities is not under our control but to prepare ourselves to face such devastation is under our control. If precautions are taken timely, the effects of such calamities may be reduced. For this purpose we should adopt the following points and discuss them :

  • Evacuation plans
  • Rehabilitation process
  • Permanent safe shelters
  • Warning systems
  • Relief efforts
  • Building materials to withstand cyclone/ flood/earthquake
  • People’s organisation of their own rescue
  • The survival instinct etc.


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