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Better be ready
Are you ready for a
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
Natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere.
There are simple steps you can take to help
protect your family from a natural disaster.
Call your Emergency Management Office and the
Red Cross for further details.
Find out which disasters could occur in your area
and how to prepare.
Ask how you would be warned of an emergency.
Learn your communities' evacuation routes.
Ask where your nearest emergency shelters are
Ask about any special assistance for the elderly or
Ask about the plans in place at work, schools or
day care centres as well.
Create an Emergency Plan:
Meet with household members. Discuss with chil-
dren the dangers of fire, severe weather, earth-
quakes and other emergencies.
Discuss how to respond to each disaster that
Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape
routes from each room. Practise an emergency
evacuation drill at least two times a year.
Learn how to turn off your water, gas and electric-
ity at the main switches.
Discuss what to do about power outages and per-
Post emergency numbers near telephones:
ODPM (Trinidad) - 640-1285/8905/8653/
800-ODPM website: odpm.gov.tt
ODPM (Tobago) - 660-7489/7686
Police - 999
Fire Services - 990
Coast Guard - 634-4440/4532/4554
Defence Force - 634-4532
Ambulance Service (EHS) - 624-4343
EMA - 628-8042
T&TEC - 625-1296/1774
TSTT - 6611
National Gas - 800-4427
Nearest health facility
Teach children how and when to call 999, Police and
Fire Services and how to make long distance calls.
Instruct household members to turn to the radio
for emergency information.
Pick one out-of-the-area-relative and one local
friend or relative for family members to call or
meet at if separated by a disaster.
Take a basic First Aid course and CPR class.
Make a list of valuables. Keep family records in a
waterproof and fireproof container.
Prepare a disaster supply list:
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape
- Canned goods, non-perishable foods and a
non-electric can opener
- Drinking water
- Any special dietary food if required
- Identification, cash, valuable papers,
insurance policies and photos
- Battery-operated radio with extra batteries
- Personal hygiene items
- Disposable utensils
- Infant-care items
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Easy carrying container (bag) for all items.
Prepare a First Aid Kit:
- Prescription medications, betadine solu-
tion, gauze bandages, adhesive tape, sterile
pads, band aids, triangular bandages, safety
scissors, non-prescription medication, sun
screen, insect repellent, non-latex gloves,
absorbent compress 5x9 dressing, adhesive
bandages (assorted sizes), antiseptic wipes,
antibiotic ointment packets, etc.
Prepare an Emergency Car Kit:
Battery powered radio (with extra batteries),
flashlight (with extra batteries), sleeping
bags or blankets, first-aid kit and manual,
bottled water, non-perishable high energy
foods such as granola bars, raisins and
peanut butter, booster cables, a fire extin-
guisher, maps, shovel, tyre repair kit and
pump and flares.
T&T Red Cross Society
LONDON---Record already in
hand, Leicester striker Jamie
Vardy is ready to make the most
of every chance he gets in his pur-
suit of more goals.
Vardy can extend his scoring
streak to 12 straight English Pre-
mier League games tomorrow
when Leicester plays at Swansea.
"You have to realise that there
are not a lot of chances coming
your way," Vardy said. "Once you
get them, you need to be taking
them. Otherwise, you're going to
get punished yourselves."
With his goal in the 1-1 draw
with Manchester United last week-
end, Vardy eclipsed the Premier
League record previously held by
Ruud van Nistelrooy, who scored
in 10 straight games in 2003.
Another goal by Vardy this
weekend would equal the all-time
record for goals in consecutive
matches in the English topflight,
set by Jimmy Dunne in 1931-32
for Sheffield United. Stan
Mortensen scored in 15 consecutive
games for Blackpool in 1950-51
but missed matches because
Leicester is in surprising second
place in the Premier League after
Vardy looks to extend scoring record
14 games, trailing Manchester City on
goal difference and leading United by
one point. Leicester escaped relegation
only last season by winning nine of its
last 11 games.
Much of this season's success can
be credited to Vardy, who signed for
Leicester in 2012 from non-league soc-
"He's very, very smart," Leicester
manager Claudio Ranieri said, "very
clever, and very cool."
City, which beat Hull 4-1 in the
League Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday,
faces Stoke on Saturday with playmaker
David Silva back. Silva played for 80
minutes against Hull.
"The most important thing was to
qualify," City manager Manuel Pellegrini
said, "but it was important for him to
have 80 minutes after a long injury."
Also, United will host West Ham,
and Arsenal will welcome Sunderland.
Also, it's: Chelsea vs Bournemouth;
West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham;
Watford vs Norwich; and Southampton
vs. Aston Villa. On Sunday, Liverpool
will visit Newcastle, while Everton will
host Crystal Palace on Monday.
Here are some things to know about
this weekend's matches:
INJURY-HIT ARSENAL: With Santi
Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and Alexis
Sanchez all getting injured in
Arsenal's 1-1 draw at Norwich last
week, the team is hurting.
Sanchez has scored six in the
Premier League and nine overall, and
it's unclear how long he will be out.
hamstring," Arsenal manager Arsene
Wenger said. "I fear the reality is
worse than that."
Those Arsenal injuries, combined with
a rejuvenated Sunderland squad
under recently hired manager Sam
Allardyce, should be a boost for the
"We will go into the big games as
the underdogs and tell the lads to
enjoy themselves because nobody
expects you to get a result," Allardyce
said. "Hopefully we can shock one or
two because the lads have enough
confidence in their ability to play any
team at any time."
SAKHO'S FITNESS: West Ham, still
missing the injured Dimitri Payet and
Enner Valencia, also will be without
Diafra Sakho against United at Old
Trafford after the Senegal striker was
ruled out with a thigh injury for up to
two months by coach Slaven Bilic on
Sakho was hurt in a 1-1 draw with
West Brom last week.
"It will be four to eight weeks,
maybe more," Bilic said. "He has a bit
of history with his thigh. ... Three
injuries to our key players, especially
in the offensive side of our game, it's
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy as he
celebrates his goal during the English
Premier League soccer match between
Newcastle United and Leicester City at St
James' Park, Newcastle, England. Jamie
Vardy's unconventional route to the English
Premier League's record book began with
heartbreaking rejection at 16 and back-
breaking work in a carbon-fiber factory.
ZURICH---Issa Hayatou seemed to fall
asleep on the job in his first news con-
ference as interim FIFA president yes-
Just three weeks after undergoing a
kidney transplant, it was easy to see why
the 69-year-old official from Cameroon
briefly snoozed during a long-winded
slideshow presentation of FIFA's reform
It suggested the end of an era after 17
drama-filled years of theatrical quips,
gaffes and debates with international
media from the now-suspended Sepp
Still, the Confederation of African
Football president was sharp and com-
bative minutes later when quizzed on his
links to wrongdoing allegations and his
fitness for the task of leading FIFA
through to the Feb. 26 election.
"I still have small problems of health
but this doesn't keep me from being
before you today," the French-speaking
Hayatou said through a translator.
The heavy-set former track athlete
has had regular dialysis treatment in
recent years, often in Switzerland when
on the FIFA executive committee duty
he has done since 1990.
Hayatou was asked if his status as a
true FIFA insider made him part of the
problem of systemic corruption.
"The fact that I'm here for so many
years doesn't mean anything," he said,
voice rising to the challenge. "As it stands
now, FIFA is not corrupt. We have indi-
viduals who have shown a negative
behaviour so do not generalize a situa-
"I have not been implied in any scandal
as far as I know. If you have proof that
I have been involved I am willing to
receive this proof," Hayatou said.
Europe-based reporters getting a rare
chance to quiz the longtime strongman
of African soccer took him at his word.
What about a possible $1.5 million
bribe from Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid,
alleged by a Qatari whistleblower and
published by a British parliamentary
committee in May 2011?
Stand-in chief Hayatou
to show he's fit for job
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