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Better be ready
Are you ready for aflood?
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
Floods are the leading cause of
disaster-related death in the
Caribbean, but since most can be
forecast, 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.
Know your area's flood risk. If
unsure, call your Red Cross or
Emergency Management Agency.
If you are in a risk area, investigate
the feasibility of flood insurance.
Know the location of the main elec-
trical breaker and the gas and water
valves in your home and ensure you
have a clear path to easily access
them so that you can shut them off
When a Flood
Warning is issued:
Monitor the radio for weather
updates and evacuate immediately 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.
Flood water dangers:
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 water-
ways can have deadly consequences.
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
After a flood:
Clean and dry everything water-
soaked. Flood waters can pick up
sewerage and chemicals from roads,
farms and factories. Spoiled food
and flooded medicines are health
hazards. When in doubt, throw them
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 that have been
flooded out of their homes may seek
shelter in yours. Use a pole or a
stick to poke and turn items over
and scare them away.
If your home was seriously affected
by the floods and you suspect your
electrical wiring may have been
damaged, have it checked by a quali-
fied person before turning on the
main electrical switch.
Punch holes in all containers left
outside to prevent water from set-
tling and these from becoming
breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Purify water before using. Use chlo-
rine bleach or water purifying
tablets. Boil tap water for ten min-
T&T Red Cross Society
T&T s Breana Stampfli defeated Ilana
Blackwood of Jamaica 6-0 6-0 to advance
to the girls Under-18 singles quarterfinals
in the National Lotteries Authority-spon-
sored ST Vincent and the Grenadines
(SVG) ITF Junior Tennis Tournament.
Stampfli, the third seed, is coming off
victory in the Coca Cola ITF Tournament
held in St Lucia earlier this week, after
partnering with American Madison Appel,
to win the Girls U-18 doubles title.
Abraham brothers Ty and Joshua of T&T
lost their respective matches in round two
in the Boys U-18 singles division.
Boys number seven seed Saami Kirberg
of the USA defeated Joshua 6-3 6-4 while
Ty, the number eight seed, was beaten 6-
3 7-5 by Myles Schalet of the USA.
Danielle Devenish and Makalah
Goodridge both of T&T had one of the
easiest and quickest Girls 18s doubles
matches when one of the Lyttle twin had
to withdraw due to cramps.
At the Grassroots Courts in Girls U-14
matches, Afruica Gentle of Guyana defeated
Candace Cook of T&T 3-6 2-6 6-3, and
Armalia Benn of St Vincent and the
Grenadines defeated Anya King of T&T 6-
Also, Cordell Williams Jr of Antigua
defeated Joshua Arnold of T&T 6-1 6-0
in the Boys U-14 category.
Boys Under 18 Singles First Round
Arthur Stefani (BRA) def Kyrel Trim
(T&T) 6-2, 6-0
Ty Abraham (T&T) def Ernesto Telles
Schmidt (ESA) 6-4, 6-4
Girls Under 18 Singles First Round
D'Jeri Raymond (ANT) def Shania
Millington (T&T) 6-2, 6-3
Kezia Koroma (T&T) def Megan Rogers
(GBR) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
Defending girls Under-10 champion Kaela Frank
began her title defence strongly winning all of the
three matches she played so far at the RBC Royal
Bank Tobago Junior Tennis Championships at the
Shaw Park Hard Courts.
Frank opened her campaign with a 6-0 victory
over Ayasha Smith before defeating Isabel Abraham
6-2 on the first day of play on Monday.
She continued her winning ways yesterday morning
in brilliant sunshine dismissing Nicolette Orr 6-1.
Abraham rebounded from her opening loss to beat
In the boys U-10 competition Ebolum Nwokolo
won two of his three matches whipping Jelani Lewis
(6-2) and Alijah Leslie (6-3) but fell to Johhny Su 6-
4. Sui recorded his second triumph outlasting Lewis
6-1 yesterday morning.
In group two, Shae Millington also had two wins
coming from behind to beat Jacques Noreiga (6-4)
and Nicholas Ready (6-0). Noreiga got the better of
The first day s schedule was interrupted by per-
sistent rains but the weather improved considerably
on the second day, yesterday as a full set to matches
are on the order of play. The U-10, 12 and 14 are in
action while the U-16 and 18 players will be in action
later this week. Play begins 9.30 on each morning.
The tournament ends on Friday.
Johnny Sui bt Jelani Lewis 6-1
Ebolum Nwokolo bt Aliyah Leslie 6-3
Shae Millington bt Nicholas Ready 6-1
Vaughn Antoine walk over Issak Blake
Isabel Abraham bt Ayasha Smith 6-1
Kaela Frank bt Nicolette Orr 6-1
Daniel Attzs bt Kyle Kelly 4-1, 4-1
Jordan Steele walk over Justin Groden
Lonlim Ross bt Roachford 4-0, 4-0
Kael Frank bt Isabel Abraham 6-2
Nicolette Or bt Isabel Abrahams 6-4
Kaela Frank bt Ayasha Smith 6-0
Ebolum Nwokolo bt Jelani Lewis 6-2
Ebolum Nwokolo bt Johnny Su 1-4
Syan Manchkanti walk over Issac Blake
Kyle Kelly bt Vaughn Antoine 6-0
Rashsaan Wilkinson bt Kyle Kery 4-0, 4-0
Kyle Kelly walk over Issak Blake
Andrae Crawford bt Daniel Attzs 4-0, 4-1
Rahsaan Wilkinson bt Vashist Kelly 4-0, 4-0
Jordan Steel bt Donte Duncan 4-0, 4-0
Michael Ramdial walk over Justin Groden
Esther James bt Chelsea James 4-0. 4-1
Neha Manchkanti bt Chelse Thomas 4-1, 4-0
Cheyenne Chin Choy bt Daynelle Des Vignes 4-0,
Lonlim Ross bt Lawrence Frank 4-1, 4-1
Samir Elattway bt Jonathan Edwards 4-1, 5-4(5)
Che Andrews bt Liu Chin 5-4(2), 5-3.
in RBC Tobago
Stampfli advances in ITF Juniors in St Vincent
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