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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
DUBAI---Glenn Maxwell decimated
Pakistan s spinners by hitting 76 off
81 balls and carried Australia to a five-
wicket victory in the second one-day
The win gave Australia an unbeatable
2-0 lead in the series with the final
match set for Abu Dhabi tomorrow.
Yesterday s win also ensured that
Australia has not lost a one-day series
against Pakistan since losing 2-1 at
home in 2002.
Maxwell made Pakistan pay heavily
for dropping him on two and combined
in a match-winning 85-run fourth
wicket stand with captain George Bailey
(28) to guide Australia to 217-5 in 43.2
Pakistan had earlier spoiled a terrific
opening century-stand between Sarfraz
Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad to get
bowled out for 215.
Bailey struggled against the spin trio
of Zulfiqar Babar (2-52), Shahid Afridi
and Raza Hasan, but hung in with
Maxwell to revive the run-chase after
Pakistan got a sniff at 72-3.
Maxwell dominated the bowlers and
hit nine fours and a six that included
couple of his trademark reverse swept
fours before he skied a catch off a slog
sweep with Australia needing 38 runs
James Faulkner (26 not out) and Brad
Haddin (17 not out) then guided Aus-
tralia home without much problems.
Earlier, Ahmed top scored with 65
off 72 balls and Shehzad made 61 off
82 deliveries in Pakistan s first open-
ing-wicket century stand in ODIs for
21 months. After putting 126 together
off 151 balls, both openers fell to loose
shots in successive overs.
Thereafter, Pakistan never got any
momentum, as it lost its last eight
wickets for 85 runs and was bowled
out in 49.3 overs.
Captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who won
the toss, continued his lean batting
form with 15, and was one of three
batsmen to be run out.
Johnson, who removed Ahmed, went
on to claim the key wickets of big-hit-
ters Umar Akmal and Afridi cheaply
as Pakistan kept on losing wickets with
Pakistan surprisingly didn t tinker
with its struggling batting lineup, and
didn t give chances to either Sohaib
Maqsood or Umar Amin, who was sup-
posed to take the place of dropped
batsman Younis Khan for the series.
Shehzad raised his half century with
his fifth boundary when he cut off-
spinner Nathan Lyon to the point
boundary, and Ahmed followed his
teammate by completing his maiden
half century in his 28th ODI with four
boundaries and a six.
Shehzad got a lucky escape on 51
when Bailey dropped a sitter at mid
off, and one run later the batsman suc-
cessfully overturned the onfield
umpire s leg before decision off Lyon.
Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty,
who replaced Sean Abbott in Australia s
playing XI, broke through when She-
hzad pulled a short delivery straight to
Steven Smith at midwicket, and John-
son returned to have Ahmed caught at
point in the next over.
Asad Shafiq looked to be shaping up
well with 29 before he, too, threw away
his wicket while attempting a big shot
and gave a simple catch to Johnson at
Fawad Alam remained unbeaten on
20 off 39 balls, hitting a solitary bound-
ary, as wickets kept falling around him
until last man Mohammad Irfan was
Japan beats Jamaica 1-0 in friendly
NIIGATA---An own goal by
Nyron Nosworthy allowed
Japan to beat Jamaica 1-0 in a
friendly yesterday and give
Javier Aguirre his first win as
Jamaica was guilty of poor
defending from the outset, and
Nosworthy deflected the ball into
his own net in the 16th minute
before a crowd of 39,628 at Big
In his first two games in
charge last month, Aguirre lost
2-0 to Uruguay and drew 2-2
with Venezuela. The Asian
champion departs on Saturday
for Singapore, where it will play
Brazil on Tuesday.
Shinji Kagawa, in his first
appearance for Aguirre, played
deeper in midfield than he does
for his Dortmund club, and
helped to create chances.
Slick South Korea
too good for Paraguay
from Kim Min-woo and Nam
Tae-hee gave Uli Stielike a com-
fortable 2-0 win in his first game
in charge of South Korea against
Paraguay in a friendly yester-
Kim and Nam managed their
first international goals within
four minutes of each other,
boosting South Korea in its
preparations for the Asian Cup
Stielike was appointed last
month, and the former West
Germany and Real Madrid mid-
fielder will have been delighted
with a slick and aggressive
attacking performance from
Korea, which is rebounding from
a disappointing World Cup.
The one negative for the new
boss was that Korea didn t score
more. Cho Young-cheol had a
goal wrongly disallowed for off-
side, and the host missed gilt-
"It was a very exciting game,
and we showed a lot of attacking
football," Stielike said. "It was
the kind of game that could have
"It was good to see that the
players showed their willingness
to learn and work hard. In the
previous game against Uruguay,
the ball was given away too
much, and we worked on that.
ball, we made a lot of chances."
Paraguay offered little threat
going forward until late in the
game, and found Kim Jin-hyeon
in fine form in goal.
"The Koreans were fast and
well-organized in the first half,"
Paraguay coach Victor Genes
said. "We made a number of
substitutions after the break and
we were much better in the sec-
ond half but it was a tough
Paraguay, starting preparations
for the 2015 Copa America, travel
to China for a friendly on Tues-
day, when South Korea takes on
Costa Rica in Seoul. Maxwell powers
Australia 217-5 in 43.2 overs (Glenn
Maxwell 76, David Warner 29;
Zulfiqar Babar 2-52) def. Pakistan
215 (Sarfraz Ahmed 65, Ahmed
Shehzad 61; Mitchell Johnson 3-40)
by five wickets.
Australian batsman David Warner hits the ball during the second one day
international match between Australia and Pakistan in Dubai, United Arab
Emirates, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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