Cyclone Warning
Class 4

© Devent '94 - Le Mauricien

Cyclone Warning Class 4 (1994)

The film is the story of two people, Marie-Michèle Etienne and Richard Ramasawmy, who kept going all the night of 10th February 1994 on the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation radio service, after "Cyclone Hollanda" had reached Class 4 when it struck the island. All electric power had to be shut down, as well as the television station. So by continually broadcasting the emergency telephone calls they were receiving, they helped co-ordinate the police, ambulance and rescue services, and kept the island's spirits up throughout that terrible night. The film also looks at the devastation caused by the cyclone, and how it affected the lives of various people from all walks of life.