Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 25th 2015 Contents A55
Thursday, June 25, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
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
champion Rafael Nadal
was seeded No. 10 for
his lowest seeding ever
at the All England Club.
The seeding means
Nadal could face top con-
tenders as early as the
fourth round, and one of
the top four seeded play-
ers in the quarterfinals.
The All England Club
stuck mainly to the rank-
ings in its list of seedings
for the grass-court Grand
Slam, which starts Mon-
and top-ranked Novak
Djokovic is seeded No. 1,
with five-time winner
and top-ranked Serena
Williams No. 1 among
Nadal, who won
Wimbledon in 2008 and
2010, has slipped to 10th
in the rankings after
injuries and poor results.
The Spaniard lost in
the first round of Queen s
Club last week, after
winning on grass in
Stuttgart the previous
Nadal s previous lowest
seeding at Wimbledon
was No. 5 in 2013. Other
than that, he s always
been among the four,
except when he was
unseeded in his first
appearance at Wimble-
don in 2003.
Until 2002, the All
NOTTINGHAM---Gilles Simon maintained his
impressive grass-court form ahead of Wimbledon
by easing to a straight-sets win over Joao Sousa to
reach the quarterfinals of the Nottingham Open
The second-seeded Simon, who was a semifinalist
on the grass at the Queen s Club last week, won 6-
4, 6-1 in 73 minutes to set up a last-eight match
against Sam Querrey of the United States.
Simon s chances of a first grass-court title improved
after David Ferrer, the top seed at Nottingham, was
eliminated in the second round by unseeded Marcos
Baghdatis on Tuesday.
"My tennis is in great shape, physically I m good,"
the 13th-ranked Simon said. "This is the kind of
practice I would want to have before a (grand) slam,
so I feel good right now."
Baghdatis, the Australian Open runner-up in 2006,
beat Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-3, 6-3 in the
third round and will play Simone Bolelli next.
In the surprise of the day, third-seeded Feliciano
Lopez was upset in a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Yen-hsun Lu,
who next plays Alexandr Dolgopolov after the Ukrain-
ian s 6-3, 6-3 win over seventh-seeded Dominic
Also through to the quarterfinals are Denis Istomin
and fourth-seeded Leonardo Mayer.
Simon to play Querrey
in Notts quarters Nadal seeded No 10 for Wimbledon
England Club had its own
seeding committee and
used its discretion to seed
players outside the rank-
ings. Since then, it has
used a "surface-based
system" in agreement
with the ATP that reflects
grass-court results, and
doesn t veer much from
Djokovic is followed in
the men s seedings by
Roger Federer, 2013 win-
ner Andy Murray, French
Open champion Stan
Wawrinka, and Kei
Nishikori. Rounding out
the top 10 are Tomas
Berdych, Milos Raonic,
David Ferrer, Marin Cilic
In a minor change,
Raonic and Ferrer
switched places, with the
Canadian moving up a
spot to the No. 7 seeding
and Ferrer dropping one
to No. 8.
Despite his drop in
form and low seeding,
Nadal is still considered
among the top group of
title contenders, behind
Djokovic, Murray and
There are also danger-
ous floaters outside the
top 10, including No. 11
Grigor Dimitrov, No. 13
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No.
17 John Isner, No. 18 Gael
Monfils, and No. 23 Ivo
strictly to the WTA rank-
ings for the women s
Following Williams in
the top 5 are defending
champion Petra Kvitova,
Simona Halep, Maria
Sharapova, and Caroline
Wozniacki. The rest of
the top 10 are Lucie
Safarova, Ana Ivanovic,
Carla Suarez Navarro,
and Angelique Kerber.
Last year s losing final-
ist, Eugenie Bouchard, is
only at No. 12 after a sea-
son marked by early
The Wimbledon draw
will be tomorrow.
Bouchard out, Wozniacki
in at Eastbourne
EASTBOURNE---Eugenie Bouchard retired from
her match with a stomach injury, while Caroline
Wozniacki came from a set down to beat Svetlana
Kuznetsova in the third round of the Wimbledon
warm-up tournament at Eastbourne yesterday.
Bouchard, the runner-up at Wimbledon last
year, was losing 6-4, 3-0 to Belinda Bencic of
Switzerland when she quit because of an abdominal
injury that had been troubling her since the first
set and was affecting her serve.
The seventh-seeded Canadian said the injury
would not stop her from lining up at the All Eng-
land Club, where play begins Monday.
"I m going to play no matter what, even if I m
on one leg," Bouchard said.
The player who beat Bouchard in last year s
Wimbledon final, Petra Kvitova, pulled out on
Monday because of illness before she had played
a match. Kvitova was seeded No. 1 at Eastbourne.
The second-seeded Wozniacki beat Kuznetsova
6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1 to set up a quarterfinal match
against Germany s Andrea Petkovic, who defeated
Coco Vandeweghe of the United States 6-3, 6-
4. Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Rad-
wanska beat Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-1, while
other third-round winners were Tsvetana Pironkova
of Bulgaria, Sloane Stephens of the United States,
Daria Gavrilova of Russia and Johanna Konta of
Konta, who is competing on a wild card, beat
No. 8-ranked Ekaterina Makarova on Tuesday
and followed that up by eliminating 14th-seeded
Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to set up a
match against Bencic.
Spain's Rafael Nadal eyes the
ball as he plays a shot in his
fourth round match of the French
Open tennis tournament against
Jack Sock of the US at the
Roland Garros stadium, in Paris,
France, on June 1. AP PHOTO
Links Archive June 24th 2015 June 26th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page