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Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Before the flood:
Keep a portable radio, flashlight, emergency supplies and a
first aid kit on hand.
Monitor the radio for weather updates and evacuate immedi-
ately 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.
During the flood:
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 waterways can have deadly
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 a bus.
After a flood:
Clean and dry everything water-soaked.
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.
Have your electrical wiring checked before turning on the
Purify water before using. Use chlorine bleach or water puri-
fying tablets. Boil tap water for ten minutes.
Are you ready for aflood?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Floods are the leading cause of disaster-related death
in the Caribbean, but since most can be forecasted,
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.
T&T Red Cross Society
NEW DELHI---A proposed national
sports bill could bring the Indian
cricket board under increased scrutiny
from the government.
The Board of Control for Cricket in
India is not answerable to the govern-
ment since it does not need any fund-
ing, but that could change if the bill
is passed into law. That could make
the BCCI a public authority under the
Right to Information Act, and asked
to explain spending like government
"In order to represent India in inter-
national events and to have a right for
a particular sport federation to use
'India' or 'Indian' in the sport scenario,
the federation shall have to comply
with Chapter IV (Unethical Practices
in Sports) and Chapter IX (Applicability
of Right to Information Act)," says the
bill, which needs to pass through Par-
Though other sports will not be
affected much as their expenses are
cleared by the government, cricket
could be hit hard since its spending
would have to be explained.
The BCCI has been in an unwanted
spotlight this year because of the spot-
fixing controversy in the Indian Premier
League. That has led to a provisional
ban on three cricketers and two top
BCCI President Narainswamy Srini-
vasan has also stepped aside pending
an inquiry into his son-in-law's prox-
imity to illegal bookmakers.
Former International Cricket Council
chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, who is the
acting president in Srinivasan's
absence, declined to comment on the
proposed sports bill.
"It will be unfair to make any com-
ments on this issue until I get a copy
of the draft sports bill," he told the
Press Trust of India. "Once I have a
detailed look, I will discuss the issue
with the other senior members of the
board and take a final call."
The draft, which also proposes an
age and tenure cap for officials, a ban
on tainted officials and setting up of
an athletes' commission, will also be
sent to the International Olympic
Committee for its comments.
Proposed sports bill to
make BCCI answerable
COLOMBO---Sri Lanka has banned
two cricket umpires who were accused
in an Indian television sting last year
as having agreed to accept money in
return for pre-determined decisions
Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement
Tuesday that Sagara Gallage has been
banned from all forms of cricket for
10 years and Maurice Zilva for three
years. A third umpire, Gamini Dis-
sanayake, was reprimanded and stood
down from officiating in first-class
cricket for a year.
All three umpires are prominent offi-
cials. Dissanayake has been appointed
fourth umpire in several international
A television broadcast last October
accused six umpires from Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh and Pakistan of being
involved in corruption.
After an investigation, Pakistan
banned international umpire Nadeem
Gauri for four years and domestic
umpire Anis Siddique for three.
Bangladesh suspended umpire Nadir
Shah for ten years.
Sri Lanka bans two
umpires over fixing
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