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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
Veteran forward Terrance Mayers
drained five three-pointers for his tally
of 16 points to spearhead Detour Shak
Attack to an impressive 77-67 win
over the Ministry of Sports Schoolaz
as action in the National Basketball
Championship continued at the East-
ern Regional Indoor Sports Arena,
Tacarigua on Tuesday night.
Behind the performance the Laven-
tille-based team sailed to the top of
the championship with nine points
from five matches, that included four
wins and one defeat. The 2010 National
Tournament champions, had to come
from behind from as early as the first
quarter when the Schoolaz, led by a
dynamic Dale Copeland, guided his
men to a narrow 16-15 advantage. But
Mayers and company came to life there-
after and over-turned the advantage at
the half-way stage. A usually consistent
powerforward Andrew Ifill scored 19
points, while the trio of centre Jason
Delisle, forward Andy Best and guard
Kurt "Cotto" Christian each had eight
pointsas Shak Attack maintained their
lead 56-43 in the third quarter and 77-
67 to win the game.
Apart from Copeland s 21, the
Schoolaz may feel disappointed by the
result with team captain and guard
Triston Benjamin battled for 11 points
on the night and forward Kiev Chessney
scored 10 along with Daniel Francis
In another match, Siparia Ball Players
got their first victory of the season,
getting a by default win over Upstate.
The match-up was suppose to be the
second game of a double header at the
Tacarigua venue, but Central team
Upstate failed to show up for the match,
handing the Siparia men maximum
points without a ball being bounced.
On Wednesday last Quarters pulled
off a close 65-63 victory over BTU
Ballers at the Southern Regional Indoor
Sports Arena in Pleasantville to move
to second on the nine team standings.
Kirk Wattie scoreds a game high 22
points as the Quarters led all sessions
20-9 in the first, 38-20, 56-44 and
65-63 at the end. The win was Quar-
ter s third in four matches as they
moved to second points.
Kendell Dottin contributed 15 valuable
points in their win with teammates
Hayden Holder added 8, Kino Fleary
6 and Richard Julien 6. The Ballers were
led by 17 points from Clint Phillips and
16 from Walter Peters. Trevon Leon-
singh and Kevin Flemming also added
12 and seven respectively in their losing
In another game the Petro Jazz got
a hartdfought 80-74 victory over Min-
istry of Sports Schoolaz in the second
match of a double header at the Pleas-
antville venue on Wednesday.
Seasoned campaigners Kevin Sarjeant
and Ako Pascal had the game of their
lives to assure their team fifth position
on the table after three games. Wednes-
day s victory took their record to three
wins in as many matches to date and
a maximum of six points.
Sarjeant came up big on the night
with 27 points while Pascal added 25
for more that half of their teams total.
Teammates Michael Pantin battled to
12 and Louie Davis 6 in their win.
Chessney was again the go to man
for the Schoolaz with 24 points whiule
Copeland downed 16 and Daniel Francis
15 in their defeat.
Coach Gordon Felix, right, back-row and his Detour Shak Attack players.
tops after win
(1) Siparia Ball Players (20) vs
Upstate (0); Winners - Siparia
Ballplayers by default
(2) MOS Schoolaz (67) vs Detour
Shak Attack (77); Winners - Detour
First Quarter- 16- 15, 2nd Quarter
26-33, 3rd Quarter 43- 56, Final Score
Topscorers (MOS Schoolaz); Dale
Copeland 21, Triston Benjamin 11; Kiev
Chessney 10, Daniel Francis 9
Topscorers (Detour Shak Attack);
Andrew Ifill 19; Terrence Mayers 16 (5
@ 3- pointers), Kern George 9, Jason
Delisle 8, Andy Best 8, Kurt Christian 8
(3) Quarters United (65) vs Ballers
(63); Winners -- Quarters United
First Quarter- 20- 9, 2nd Quarter
38- 20, 3rd Quarter 56- 44, Final Score
Topscorers (Quarters); Kirk Wattie
22, Kendell Dottin 15, Hayden Holder 8,
Kino Fleary 6, Richard Julien 6
Topscorers (BTU Ballers); Clint
Phillip 17, Walter Peters 16, Tevon
Leonsingh 12, Kevin Flemming 7
(4) Petro Jazz (80) vs MOS
Schoolaz (74); Winners -- Petro Jazz
First Quarter 17- 18, 2nd Quarter 33-
32, 3rd Quarter 62- 49, Final Score
Topscorers (Petro Jazz); Kevin
Sarjeant 27, Ako Pascal 25, Michael
Pantin 12, Louie Davis 6
Topscorers(MOS Schoolaz); Kiev
Chessney 24, Dale Copeland 16, Daniel
Francis 15, Triston Benjamin 13
1. Shak Attack
5. Petro Jazz
6.ValenciaHeat 4 2 2 6
7. Siparia Ball Players 5 1 4 6
8. BTU Ballers
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