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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
aims to be "ruthless" in
the final Test against
South Africa despite
having taken a winning
2--0 lead in the four-
game series," captain
Virat Kohli said yester-
"We want to be ruth-
less and will try to go
3--0 up," Kohli said ahead
of the match starting
today in Delhi. "We will
not be experimenting just
because we have won the
series. We want to create
a hard-working side with
a winning culture. The
team is in a good space
and we will go all out for
India won the first Test
at Mohali by 104 runs,
and the third at Nagpur
by 124 runs. The second
test at Bangalore was a
The Nagpur pitch,
where South Africa fold-
ed for only 79 in the first
innings, has been termed
"poor" by match referee
Jeff Crowe in his report
to the International
Cricket Council which
awaits a reply from the
Indian cricket board.
"I think the pitches
have been discussed too
much. No one talks about
the Adelaide test (Aus-
tralia vs New Zealand
day-night game) which
ended in two and a half
days. People don t talk
about the number of
times teams have been
bowled out for less than
100 in South Africa but
pitches are highlighted in
India," Kohli said.
Kohli, who will lead
India for the first time
on his home ground, said
he was not giving a
thought to whether the
pitch at the Feroze Shah
Kotla Stadium will also
help turn as much.
"We re confident of
our abilities whether the
game lasts three days or
four or five. The pitch
being different won t
change our mindset.
We ve come to win,"
South Africa captain
Hashim Amla hopes to
end the series on a high.
"Since we started this
tour by winning the one-
day internationals and
Twenty20 series we
would like to win this
match and make it 2--1.
We ve got the England
series very close, two
weeks after we get back.
It s very important for us
to get back to winning
ways and cap it off well,"
South Africa had won
a five-game ODI series
3--2 and a three-game
T20 series 2--0.
"It s been a challenge
against good bowlers on
difficult tracks. It has
been exciting with the
games condensed into
three days. But as a bats-
man, you are never set-
tled," he added.
Amla said pace bowler
Dale Steyn would miss a
third consecutive Test
owing to a groin injury
he got during the open-
ing test but that the team
was not looking to exper-
iment even though the
series was already lost.
"It s important to win
and salvage some pride,"
said Amla. (AP)
LONDON---Sebastian Coe says ath-
letics could fail to regain the trust of
the world while he is IAAF president,
with Russia already suspended from
the sport for systematic doping.
Appearing in front of the British par-
liamentary sports committee, Coe says
unless the IAAF is cleaned up "there
are no tomorrows for my sport. This
is the crossroads."
Despite the gravity of the crisis, Coe
says he won t speak to the husband-
and-wife team of whistleblowers who
blew the Russian doping scandal wide
open until after all inquiries are over.
Coe was elected IAAF president in
August, and says he will serve only two
four-year terms. The former British
Olympic champion told legislators on
Wednesday that "returning trust will
be a longer journey, and probably see
out my mandate." (AP)
Coe: IAAF could fail to regain
trust during his presidency
Klitschko has invoked a contract
clause calling for a rematch with
Tyson Fury in an attempt to
regain the heavyweight title he
lost to the British fighter.
Fury took away Klitschko s four
titles in a stunning unanimous
decision in Duesseldorf on Sat-
urday night, ending the Ukrain-
ian s 9 1/2-year reign as cham-
"It s fantastic news, we are
ecstatic," said Peter Fury, the uncle
and trainer of the new champi-
on.Fury is obliged contractually to
accept a rematch, he said. Peter
Fury suggested holding the new
fight in England, possibly at Wem-
Fury took Klitschko s WBA, IBF,
and WBO heavyweight belts, as
well as the minor IBO title.
Klitschko had been unbeaten since
"I was really frustrated directly
after the fight but after some short
nights I now know that I want to
show that I am much better than
my performance on Saturday,"
Klitschko said in announcing plans
for the rematch.
"I couldn t show my full poten-
tial at any time. This is what I
want to change in the rematch---
and I will. Failure is not an option."
Klitschko s management team
says it will get in touch with Fury s
promoter to set the venue and
date for the rematch.
The Ukrainian dropped to 64-
4, with 53 KOs, while Fury
improved to 25-0, with 18 KOs.
Klitschko set for rematch with Fury
wants to be
final Test vs SA
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