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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
Bangladesh's Mominul Haque and Sohag Gazi celebrate New Zealand James Neesham's wicket during the
second ODI in Mirpur, Bangladesh on Thursday. Gazi snatched three wickets and scored a 24-ball 26 to secure
the win and series for Bangladesh. PHOTO COURTESY ESPNCRICINFO
Sohag Gazi, the Man of the Match
in Bangladesh s 40-run win over New
Zealand on Thursday, has highlighted
the team s self-belief after they defend-
ed 247 in Mirpur.
After New Zealand had slipped to 45
for 3 in their chase, Ross Taylor and
Corey Anderson added 61 before the
latter guided the ball towards slip, only
to see wicketkeepr Mushfiqur Rahim
dive across to his left and grab the half-
chance. Gazi attributed his wicket to
the patience that Bangladesh had devel-
oped as a result of their new-found
"The turning point was when we
broke that partnership," Gazi said. "We
didn t give up, thinking that a stand
like that is inevitable. We tried to build
on dot balls, and made them commit
"We could win today because we
believed that it was possible to defend
247. The coach [Shane Jurgensen] and
captain [Mushfiqur] told us before we
went out on to the field that everything
is possible today. We had to give 100%
to make it possible."
Before the 61-run stand, Bangladesh
had grabbed the initiative early on in
the New Zealand innings. Mashrafe
Mortaza quickly removed Hamish
Rutherford, before Gazi made way for
Rubel Hossain after bowling one over.
Gazi came back in the ninth over, and
shortly afterwards, caught Anton Dev-
cich s simple offering off his own bowl-
ing. Abdur Razzak worked on that
opening by dismissing Grant Elliott.
"I am accustomed to bowl with the
new ball," Gazi said. "That is how I
started my career and I remember
Saqlain [Mushtaq] bhai telling me at
the time that all spinners are hammered
but I should bowl to my strength. I do
the same with the new ball, and I hardly
have any trouble."
The Bangladesh spinners got less
turn than is expected from typical sub-
continental tracks, as the pitches on
this tour have been generally slow, and
offer low bounce. (ESPNcricinfo)
Gazi hails Bangladesh's
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