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Better be ready
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
As we brace for the unpredictability of the hurricane season,
it is important to be prepared. Here are some simple steps
to help protect your family from a storm or hurricane.
Ensure that your house
is properly prepared:
Ensure your roof is properly installed.
Ensure end gables are securely fas-
tened to the rest of the roof.
Ensure double entry doors are secured
at the top and bottom.
Ensure your garage door is properly
Ensure all windows are protected by
either boards or shutters. In a hurri-
cane, items can become projectiles and
cause damage and injury. Consider
screens for the windows.
Ensure the roof is fastened to the walls
with hurricane straps.
Ensure home is protected from poten-
Ensure the main electrical panel board
is located above the potential flood
Ensure all electrical outlets and
switches are located above the poten-
tial flood line.
Ensure the washer and dryer and
water heater unit are above the flood
Ensure all floor drains in the flood line
have a float plug the drain when need-
Ensure your sewer system has a back-
Have your local professionals review
the same to ensure all is in a state of
Put aside these items in the
event you need to evacuate:
Plastic sheeting and duct tape.
Foods (canned goods and non-perish-
able foods) that do not need cooking.
Enough for one day and three meals. A
non-electric can opener should also be
Drinking water in non-breakable con-
tainers (at least two quarts per person
Any special dietary food, if required.
Identification, cash, valuable papers,
insurance policies and photos in a
Battery-operated all-weather radio
with extra batteries.
Personal hygiene items such as soap,
deodorant, shampoo, toothbrush,
toothpaste, aspirin, antacid, diapers,
washcloths, feminine products, towels
Utensils such as disposable plates,
cups, forks, knives, spoons, napkins
Personal aids such as eyeglasses,
hearing aids (with extra batteries),
hand shavers, cream, prosthetic
Books, magazines, cards, toys and
Infant care items such as formula,
food, wipes and disposable diapers.
Flashlight and extra batteries.
First aid kit with prescription medica-
tions, betadine solution, gauze bandag-
es, adhesive tape, sterile pads, band
aids, triangular bandages, safety scis-
sors, non-prescription medication, sun
screen, insect repellent, non-latex
gloves, absorbent compress 5x9 dress-
ing, adhesive bandages (assorted
sizes), antiseptic wipes, antibiotic oint-
ment packets, etc.
Sleeping bags or blankets, sheets and
pillows, garbage bags, ties etc.
Change of clothing plus an extra pair
Easy carrying container (bag) for all
Are you ready for ahurricane?
T&T Red Cross Society
A protester was bundled out of the House of
Commons today after throwing a bag full of marbles
at MPs from the public gallery.
The man stood up, shouted and hurled the objects
while David Cameron was responding to questions
during Prime Minister s Questions.
The marbles hit a £600,000 glass screen which
was installed in 2004 to protect MPs from an anthrax
Yesterday s incident occurred as Cameron was on
his feet answering questions from MPs.
A House of Commons spokesman said there was
"a disturbance in the public gallery during Prime
Minister s Questions today. A man was escorted from
the gallery by doorkeepers and is currently in Met-
ropolitan Police custody. The incident did not disrupt
the business of the House and there were no injuries
The Metropolitan Police said later that a man had
been arrested on suspicion of being equipped to cause
criminal damage and of committing an offence under
Section 5 of the Public Order Act.
In 2004, condoms full of purple flour were thrown
at Tony Blair as he faced MPs in the House of Com-
Blair was speaking during Prime Minister s Ques-
tions when one of the projectiles hit his back, prompt-
ing an evacuation by MPs.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said nothing should
be done which "jeopardises the public s ability, to
come along, to be in the public gallery but importantly
meet their members of Parliament in central lobby."
"I had constituents with me today...touring around
in a relatively free way in the Palace of Westminster
is a big part and a good part of our democracy."
The glass screen was installed in 2004 after the
then-Leader of the Commons Peter Hain warned
there was a threat to throw anthrax at MPs from the
MEXICO CITY---The mayor of a town in
southern Mexico ordered a police attack that
resulted in six deaths and the disappearance
of 43 students who remain missing weeks
later, the country s top prosecutor said yes-
Iguala police received an order that they said
came from Mayor Jose Luis Abarca to prevent
the students from disrupting an event at which
his wife was presenting a report, Attorney Gen-
eral Jesus Murillo Karam told reporters.
Murillo Karam said Abarca s wife has been
linked to drug gangs and is now considered a
fugitive, along with her husband and the Iguala
He said authorities have discovered a total
of nine mass graves in the area around Iguala
that contain 30 bodies, two more than previously
Initial DNA tests have not linked the cadavers
to the missing students.
Demonstrators protesting the disappearances
set fire to Iguala s city hall yesterday. The extent
of damage wasn t immediately clear, but tel-
evised images showed smoke billowing from
the building. (AP)
throws bag of
marbles at MPs
...bundled out of House of Commons
Swiss grower Beni
Meier, left, cheers after
the announcement of
the weight of his
pumpkin at the
pumpkin weighing in
October 12. The
pumpkin weighs 1054
pounds) and breaks a
new world record
according to the
organisers. AP PHOTO
linked to deadly
attack on students
PIMPED UP PUMPKIN
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