Kamla is eight-months pregnant with her second child. When she heard Cyclone Phailin was approaching, she rushed to the nearby cyclone shelter. She says: “I acted as soon as I heard the early warnings from the Red Cross volunteers.
“That was the day before the cyclone was supposed to make landfall, but I went anyway – I didn’t want to risk anything. Then the cyclone and heavy rain hit the following night. I was scared, knowing I couldn’t move very fast.”