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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
The West Indies
Women s cricket team is
hoping to hold its nerves
today in the second One
Day International, after
suffering a devastating
one run defeat at the
hands of New Zealand
on Sunday at Sabina
Chasing a competitive
226 for victory, West
Indies seemed to be
heading for the win,
reaching 212/6 off 45
overs. However, a fight
back by the Kiwis, led by
medium pacer Nicola
Browne, gave New
League (NFL) Hall of Famer Thurman
Thomas and former West Indies
cricketer Brian Lara will be among
the celebrities who will play in the
Pro-Am golf tournament preceding
next week s Grand Slam of Golf at
picturesque Port Royal, the PGA of
America announced on yesterday.
Trinidadian Lara, 44, a regular visitor
to the island, has played in the Pro-
Am before and is an honourary mem-
ber of Port Royal, a government-run
course that is hosting the televised
event for the fifth straight year.
Thomas, 47, spent most of his NFL
career with the Buffalo Bills before a
knee injury ended his career in 2000.
This year s Slam, which takes place
next Tuesday and Wednesday, features
Masters champion Adam Scott from
Australia, US Open winner Justin Rose
from England, PGA champion Jason
Dufner from the US and defending
champion Padraig Harrington from
Harrington replaces British Open
champion Phil Mickelson, who has
told organisers he has other commit-
ments. Scott, Rose and Dufner will be
playing in Bermuda for the first time.
The two-day, 36-hole Slam is con-
sidered the most difficult tournament
to qualify for as every player has to
have won a major.
This year s purse of US$1.35 million
is the same as last year with the winner
taking home $600,000. Second place
is worth $300,000, third place
$250,000 and fourth place $200,000.
The Slam first came to Bermuda in
2007 when it was held at the private
Mid Ocean Club. It also staged the
event the following year before then-
Premier and Tourism Minister Dr
Ewart Brown moved it to Port Royal
Port Royal, a par-71 course, will host
the Slam again next year after which
it is expected to return to the US. The
Slam has cost the Bermuda govern-
ment $1.5 million a year to stage.
NFL Hall of Famer Thomas
to join Lara in Pro-Am
Zealand an unlikely win.
Browne took three of the
four remaining Windies
wickets as the home
team were dismissed for
224 with three balls left.
Browne first got the
prized wicket of West
Indies captain Merrisa
Aguilleira for 43, which
began the West Indies
slide. With the score on
213/7, it came down to a
true test of nerves. Two
more quick wickets left
the Windies on 223/9
after 49 overs. With the
Windies needing three
runs off the last over,
Browne ran out Shaqua-
na Quintyne to give the
Kiwis the slim win.
Earlier, New Zealand
skipper Suzie Bates,
led her team to 225/8.
Bates, the top-ranked
ODI batter in the world,
Coach of the West
Indies Sherwin Camp-
bell, was optimistic that
his team will bounce back
in today s match. "We
have to look at the pos-
itives and reflect on that."
The former West Indies
opening batsman said the
team lost its cool which
led to the defeat. "We lost
the composure and panic
stepped in and we lost
the game at the end."
The West Indies will
be looking for back-to-
back victories today and
Thursday at Sabina Park
to win the three-match
look to bounce
back against Kiwis
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