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Create an Emergency Plan:
Meet with household members to discuss how to respond to each disas-
ter that could occur.
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.
Pick one out-of-the-area-relative and one local friend or relative for fami-
ly members to call or meet at if separated by a disaster.
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
Take a basic First Aid course and CPR class.
Make a list of valuables. Keep family records in a waterproof and fire-
Prepare a disaster supply list:
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape
- Canned goods, non-perishable foods and a non-electric can open-
- Drinking water
- Any special dietary food if required
- Identification, cash, valuable papers, insurance policies and pho-
- 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 solution, 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 bat-
teries), 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 extinguisher, maps, shovel, tyre
repair kit and pump and flares.
Are you ready for anatural disaster?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Natural dsasters can
strike anytime, any-
where. There are simple
steps you can take to
help protect your family
from a natural disaster.
T&T Red Cross Society
Investigations have begun into
an incident on Thursday evening
in Chaguaramas after four
women were thrown off a pleas-
ure craft at Scotland Bay and had
to be rescued by Coast Guard per-
Senior police officials said yes-
terday no incident report was
entered in the station diary at the
Carenage Police Station.
Coast Guard officials confirmed
the incident. They said a group of
15 people were handed over to
police officers between 7 pm and
8 pm on Thursday at Staubles Bay,
The incident reportedly occurred
aboard a pleasure craft around 6
pm when three women from the
Carenage area joined the party
having been invited by the male
The Carenage women were
transported by a 22-foot pirogue
to the yacht which remained
anchored just off Scotland Bay.
The report said women on board
expressed displeasure at the last
The report also said the women
got into a war of words which
escalated into a brawl with bottle
pelting and a fist-fight.
It is believed that during the
fight, four women were pushed
Coast Guard officers on patrol
heard the commotion and observed
the women in the water.
Of the four women pulled from
the water, two had to be treated
for cuts and bruises.
The yacht was subsequently
towed to the Coast Guard head-
Police officers later transported
two women to the St James Med-
ical Centre for treatment.
Coast guard rescues 4 after
water brawl at Scotland Bay
An early morning outing to Las
Cuevas Beach on the North Coast
turned tragic yesterday when an off-
duty police officer drowned.
PC Ryan Sankar, 33, attached to the
Siparia Police Station was pronounced
dead on arrival at the Port-of-Spain
General Hospital around 10 am.
Reports said Sankar, his fiancee and
other relatives arrived at the beach
before 8 am, ahead of the expected
After breakfast, officers said, Sankar
went for a sea bath around 8.30 am
but got into difficulty and disappeared
under the water. Relatives rushed to
his assistance and pulled his body out
of the water.
Doctor Viruna Nanoo, attached to
the Intensive Care Unit of the Port-
of-Spain General Hospital, who was
also at the beach, attempted to resus-
citate Sankar who remained uncon-
Nanoo later accompanied police offi-
cers to the hospital.
Sankar was pronounced dead on
Cop drowns in Las Cuevas
to Port-of-Spain Jacques
Sturm says published
reports about T&T being
blacklisted by France
was a non-issue and
This was according to
a release issued by the
T&T Foreign Affairs
Ministry last week. The
claim was made in an
AFP report dated May 27.
The report said T&T
was added to a blacklist
of 17 countries drawn up
by France that do not
help investigate foreign
aid fraud, banning the
use of their banks to help
Dookeran met with
Sturm on Wednesday to
discuss the matter.
The release said Sturm
expressed the view that
it was a non-issue due
to the inaccurate cate-
gorisation of Trinidad
and Tobago as a jurisdic-
tion that did not assist
in investigating develop-
ment aid fraud.
Sturm advised that the
list was not an official
one and that it was pre-
pared by the French
T&T does not receive
funding from this agency,
the release added.
It also confirmed that
T&T did not feature on
the official list of tax
havens published by the
French Ministry of the
Economy and Finance.
French envoy to T&T dismisses blacklist claims
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