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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
Shak Attack win in OT
to keep basketball lead
Detour Shak Attack maintained
its top position in the National
Basketball Championship after
needing over-time to defeat Petro
Jazz 81-77 in a hotly-contested
affair at the Jean Pierre Complex,
Mucurapo, on Thursday night.
The victory pushed Shak Attack
to 11 points on the nine-team
standings, a mere one point ahead
of second place Police which holds
the advantage of a game in hand.
But in the feature match on the
night, the usually consistent
power-forward Andrew Ifill
drained 23 points to combine with
an equally consistent guard Kurt
Coto' Christian who had 13 points,
to spearhead the win from a bat-
Shak Attack which won the
Super 10 title in 2014, controlled
the first quarter 21-18 and later
extended their lead at the interval
by 10 points (44-34.
But the Jazz stormed back in
the third session as forward Kevin
Sargeant produced a game-high
35 points that included an amazing
eight three-pointers to help secure
the third session by one point 53-
52.Former Shak Attack captain
point-guard Kenneth Roberts and
forward Michael Pantin added 12
and 10 points respectively to put
the southerners in a position of
leadership for the first time of the
However, both teams could not
have been separated at the end of
the last quarter as they were both
lucked on 70-apiece, sending the
match into over-time. Apart from
Ifill and Christian, the Shak Attack
also got valuable contributions
from forward Kern George 11 points
and guard Orlando Mapp nine
points from three 3-pointers to get
the better of their counterparts 81-
77.Meanwhile, Police continued its
winning streak with a victory over
Central giants Upstate 110-58 and
stay in course for the title.
Unlike in the Shak Attack/Petro
Jazz encounter, the Lawmen led
all quarters 25-12, 58-26 and 78-
44 in the third session before
cruisin to the victory.
Topscorer for the Policemen for-
ward Fabrice Fisher sank six three-
pointers in his tally of 25 on the
night while team-mate and guard
Adrian Jioseph got 21, forward
Ronnell Winter 18, former Petro
Jazz centre Dextroy Manswell 14
and Don Wilkinson 12 in their win-
ning effort. Marquez and Raj
make LAAC golf cut
National golfers Matthew Marquez
and Talin Rajendranath made the 36-
hole cut at the 2016 Latin American
Amateur Championships (LAAC)
being played in Dominican Republic
on the Pete Dye designed Teeth of the
Dog course in La Romana, yesterday.
Marquez shot rounds of 76 and 69
for a total of 145 through the first two
rounds to make the cut.
The field is cut from 107 golfers to
the low 50 and ties. Marquez was six
under par after 15 holes, but dropped
three shots on the difficult finishing
holes, but is still in touch with the
leaders in 21st position.
Rajendranath added another 74 to
his first round 74 for a two day total
of 148 to lie in a tie for 34th position.
Rajendranath fought hard yesterday
shooting a mixture of birdies and
National golfer Sachin Kumar unfor-
tunately had a bad day on the course
yesterday and shot a 79, this added to
his first round 75 which meant he
missed the cut and has finished in
62nd position, one stroke ahead of fel-
low Trinbagonian Liam Bryden.
Bryden playing in the biggest tour-
nament of his fledgling career had a
much improved score of 74 yesterday,
but unfortunately after his 81 in round
one left him too much to do. Bryden
finished in 72nd position.
The championship grants the winner
the opportunity to play in the 2016
In addition, the winner and the run-
ner(s)-up will be exempt into The Open
Qualifying Series for The 145th Open
at Royal Troon and into sectional qual-
ifying for the US Open Championship
at Oakmont Country Club next year.
Finally, the champion will receive
full exemptions into The Amateur
Championship in 2016, the 2016 U.S
Amateur Championship and any other
US Golf Association amateur cham-
pionship for which he is eligible.
Ventures under-21 indoor
hockey flicks off today
Following on the successful com-
pletion of the 13th annual invitational
international indoor hockey tourna-
ment hosted by Ventures Hockey Club
last weekend the third annual under-
21 tournament takes places this week-
end at Woodbrook Youth Facility,
Hamilton Holder Street, Woodbrook,
with the first match flicking off at 9
The tournament concludes tomor-
row with the girls final scheduled for
3.30 pm and the boys final at 4.15 pm.
Teams participating this weekend
are Raiders, Paragon, Petrotrin and
Shandy Carib Magnolia (girls).
The boys division promises more
action with Fatima, Paragon, SHAPE,
Queen's Park, Courts Malvern and
Petrotrin listed to take part.
Several players who featured in the
tournament last weekend are expected
to be in action this weekend.
Among them are national players
Marcus Pascall, Jordan Reynos and
Zach Clarke for Queen's Park; Che
Modeste and Jordan Vieira for Fatima,
as well as the Emmanuel brothers
Kristien, Keiron and Kwesi for Courts
The girls division is a little tempered
as the national training squad have
been debarred from taking part in com-
petition as they prepare for the Pan
American Girls Under-21 World Cup
qualifier to be be held at the National
Hockey Centre from March 29-April
10.The Ventures tournament is being
sponsored by First Citizens, NLCB,
MTS, Bankers Insurance, Toyota,
Chucky Cheese and Marine Cargo.
National golfer Matthew Marquez
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