'My name is Lakshan Mondal. We could never believe there would be such floods. Though we live by the side of the river, we have experienced previous cyclones. We have seen cyclones of two hundred fifty kilometres speed. However, the flood that we have experienced now is something that we have never seen before. At present, my home has been washed away. Now we are living by the roadside. Afterwards what will we do, we don't know.'