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Better be ready
Are you ready for aflood?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Floods are the leading cause of
disaster-related death in the
Caribbean, but since most can be
forecast, you should have time to
prepare. Your Red Cross urges you
to get ready. There are simple
steps you can take to help protect
your family from a flood.
Know your area's flood risk. If
unsure, call your Red Cross or
Emergency Management Agency.
If you are in a risk area, investigate
the feasibility of flood insurance.
Know the location of the main elec-
trical breaker and the gas and water
valves in your home and ensure you
have a clear path to easily access
them so that you can shut them off
When a Flood
Warning is issued:
Monitor the radio for weather
updates and evacuate immediately if
you are told to do so.
Move your furniture and valuables to
higher floors of your home or place
them high if possible.
Bring in all loose items from outside,
like garbage cans and yard furniture
for safe keeping.
Turn off the main electrical switch
and other utilities.
Place important documents and
valuables in plastic and store them
in a safe place.
Flood water dangers:
Do not walk through flowing water.
Just six inches of moving water can
knock you off your feet.
Never attempt to cross a swollen
stream, river or gully by foot or
vehicle. The force of these water-
ways can have deadly consequences.
If your vehicle stalls in rising water,
abandon it immediately and climb to
higher ground. A mere two feet of
water can float a large vehicle, even
After a flood:
Clean and dry everything water-
soaked. Flood waters can pick up
sewerage and chemicals from roads,
farms and factories. Spoiled food
and flooded medicines are health
hazards. When in doubt, throw them
Check appliances and motors for
damage and do not use them until
they have been cleaned and dried.
Watch out for wild animals. Snakes
and centipedes that have been
flooded out of their homes may seek
shelter in yours. Use a pole or a
stick to poke and turn items over
and scare them away.
If your home was seriously affected
by the floods and you suspect your
electrical wiring may have been
damaged, have it checked by a quali-
fied person before turning on the
main electrical switch.
Punch holes in all containers left
outside to prevent water from set-
tling and these from becoming
breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Purify water before using. Use chlo-
rine bleach or water purifying
tablets. Boil tap water for ten min-
T&T Red Cross Society
Today is Sponge Cake Day! Sponge cake is the perfect des-
sert to enjoy at the end of a warm summer day. It is light and
fluffy and has just enough sweetness to cleanse the palette after
Traditional sponge cake recipes call for three very basic ingre-
dients: sugar, eggs, and flour. The key to the perfect sponge
cake is in the technique. The batter must be beaten thoroughly
in order to create volume. There are many varieties of this
dessert including the Victoria Sponge Cake. This version is
loaded with jam that is spread between several layers of the
cake. The dessert was named after Queen Victoria who enjoyed
having a slice of it with her afternoon tea.
To celebrate Sponge Cake Day, bake a homemade sponge cake
to share with friends and family, or buy one from your local
Top racers from across the region including T&T s
Franklyn Boodram and Guyanese Paul Vieira and
Kevin Jeffrey will battle today and tomorrow at
round two of the Caribbean Motor Racing Cham-
pionships at Wallerfield, Arima.
Over 50 cars are expected to be on show with
racers from T&T, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica, Bar-
bados and Antigua and Barbuda. Round one of the
championships took place in Barbados earlier this
Participants will compete in different classes enter-
taining the spectators in drag racing, drifting and
karting from 8 am to 5 pm on both days.
Admission is $100, but children 12 and under can
enter free of charge. There will also be a VIP section
for $1,000 including food and drinks catering for
approximately 800 people.
Today (Saturday) the time trials will take place,
while organiser Rawlins Amar said tomorrow (Sunday)
will be the main day where the real excitement hap-
pens. Ministers of Government are also expected to
attend the event.
For further information call 680-2058, 329-4085
The national men s squash team led by Nku
Patrick qualified for the semifinals of the Senior
Caribbean Area Squash Association Champi-
onships at the Barbados Squash Club in Barbados,
Up to press time last night T&T was in battle
against Barbados for spot in the final. On Thursday
T&T defeated Cayman Islands 3-2 in the best-of-
five series. Don Lee and Chayse McQuan recorded
straight set wins for T&T, while Patrick fought back
from two sets to one down to win in five sets against
Patrick won the first set 13-11, but then dropped
the next two sets 9-11, 8-11. The T&T player showed
great determination bouncing back to win the next
two sets 11-9, 11-5.
battle at motor
Patrick leads T&T into squash semis
The 38-foot Bowen Ultra Rush will be among the D Class (95mph) entrants in today's Carib Great Race.
Ultra Rush is sponsored by NP Ultra and its crew is driver Alan Rouse, throttleman Larry Edghill and
navigator Dirk Phillip. See story on page 57.
Veterans Pool D
T&T def OECS 3-2
Masters +40 - James Bentick (CAY)
def Peter Pirtheesingh (T&T) 11-5, 11-
M+50 - John Holley (T&T) won by
M+60 - Glen Massy (T&T) def
Winston Findlay (CAY) 11-7, 11-4, 12-
L+40 - Greta Primus (CAY) def Diane
Julien (T&T) 11-8, 11-5, 11-4
L+50 - Cathy Martin (T&T) won by
Men's Pool B
T&T def Cayman Islands 3-2
#1 rank - Cameron Stafford (CAY) def
Colin Ramasra (T&T) 11-7, 11-0, 11-7
#2 Mark Chaloner (CAY) def Kale
Wilson (T&T) 11-4, 11-8, 11-4
#3 Nku Patrick (T&T) def Julian Jervis
(CAY) 13-11, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5
#4 Don Lee (T&T) def Warren
Urquhart (CAY) 11-2, 11-0, 11-6
#5 Chayse McQuan (T&T) def Jasun
Sairsingh (CAY) 11-3, 11-7, 11-3
Ladies Pool C
Barbados def T&T 5-0
#1 Karen Meakins (BAR) def Nakita
Poon Kong (T&T) 11-6, 11-8, 11-8
#2 Nadia McCarthy (BAR) def Gen
Shim (T&T) 11-2, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8
#3 Alex Jordan (BAR) def Faith
Gillezeau (T&T) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6
#4 Amanda Haywood (BAR) def
Alexandria Yearwood (T&T) 11-2, 11-5,
#5 Muffin Stollmeyer (BAR) def Marie
Claire Barcant (T&T) 5-11, 11-2, 11-3,
Ladies Pool C
Guyana def T&T 5-0
#1 Mary Fung-A-Fat (GUY) def Nakita
Poon Kong (T&T) 11-2, 11-3, retired
#2 Ashley deGroot (GUY) def Faith
Gillezeau (T&T) 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 11-0
#3 Akeila Wiltshire (GUY) defeated
Alexandria Yearwood (T&T) 11-4, 11-3,
#4 Victoria Arjoon (GUY) def Marie
Claire Barcant (T&T) 11-9, 11-6, 11-5
#5 Larissa Wiltshire (GUY) def
Johanna Augustus (T&T) 11-4, 11-2, 11-
Veterans Pool D
T&T def Guyana 4-1
M+40 Ramon Chan-A-Sue (GUY) def
Peter Pirtheesingh (T&T) 11-9, 11-4, 11-
6M+50 John Holley (T&T) def Brendon
Mounter (GUY) 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 11-2
M+60 Glen Massy (T&T) def Thuran
Mohabir (GUY) 7-11, 5-11, 1-11
L+40 -- Diane Julien (T&T) won by
L+50 -- Cathy Martin (T&T) won by
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