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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
Blink Vigilance/ Chaguaramas Golf Club
Junior Golf Clinic
ALL Children between the ages of 5 to 17 are invited to join us for
this exciting opportunity. Come and learn the game of golf by
enrolling in the Beginners class or continue to develop your skills
in the Intermediate and Advance classes. Classes are scheduled
to start on Saturday February 15th 2014.
Saturday 1st February 2014
Saturday 8th February 2014
Chaguaramas Golf Course
Intermediate & Advance
Registration fee includes a polo, cap and Tuition for 7 training
sessions and one tournament session
Limited spaces open for Beginners class
Coaches for the clinic: Stephen Bishop, Clyde Yearwood, Anthony
Griffith, Robert Mc Kenna, Scott Anderson, Assistant Putting
Coaches: Curtis Moses, Melvin Licorish
Youth Coordinator: Vinod Balbirsingh (685-9802 -- after 5pm on
Assistant to the youth coordinator : Noel Elias (755-9282) 0130102
Fulham s miserable
season reached a new
low as they suffered an
minute 1-0 FA Cup exit
at home to embattled
League One side
Bottom of the Premier
League and four points
adrift of safety after a 3-
0 home defeat to
boss Rene Meulensteen
spoke in the programme
of using the fourth-round
replay as a chance to
"garner some confidence."
If all else failed, the Ful-
ham head coach asked for
"togetherness and desire"
- something lacking for
the most part as Nigel
Clough s visitors forgot
their own relegation wor-
ries to reach the fifth
round with a 1-0 extra-
Substitute Shaun Miller
stooped to score the last-
gasp winner for a side sit-
ting 23rd in League One,
setting up a home clash
with the winners of the
replay between Preston
and Nottingham Forest.
This was by no means
as impressive as the third-
round win at Aston Villa,
but one which the vocal
Blades support will hope
can spur them onto better
things in the league.
The first half was a
turgid affair in which few
chances were created,
with the main talking
point referee Neil Swar-
brick s decision not to
send off Bob Harris
despite a late tackle on
Josh Passley shortly after
being booked for a foul
PARIS --- Star striker Zlatan Ibrahi-
movic scored twice as Paris Saint-Ger-
main withstood a tough challenge from
Nantes to win 2-1 and reach the League
Cup final yesterday.
After the home side had equalised
through defender Olivier Veigneau in the
81st minute, Ibrahimovic was left totally
unmarked to head home Brazilian winger
Lucas cross in the last minute for his 31st
goal of another prolific season.
His first goal, which came in the fifth
minute, followed an error by Nantes goal-
keeper Remy Riou, whose botched clear-
ance fell to Ibrahimovic some 30 metres
from goal. The Sweden striker s finish
was outstanding as he lobbed the ball
straight back over Riou s head without
"I think the Nantes players changed
their way of playing. They didn t play at
all in the first half and they were right to
change their approach because they caused
us problems playing higher up the pitch
in the second half," PSG coach Laurent
Blanc said. "But I like the way the players
reacted after Nantes equalized. They didn t
want to go to extra time."
PSG will play the winner of today s
semifinal between former seven-time
French champion Lyon and second divi-
After thrashing Nantes 5-0 at home in
the league last month, PSG again started
brightly, with Ezequiel Lavezzi hitting the
post for PSG after midfielder Blaise Matu-
idi pulled the ball back for him. A minute
later, PSG went ahead.
The match became increasingly heated
in the second half, with both teams making
some hefty challenges.
Djordjevic was a permanent threat for
PSG s defense and he went close with a
free kick in the 68th when his curling
effort just missed the top right corner.
Nantes was rewarded for its persever-
ance when substitute Itay Shechter, mak-
ing his debut after joining on loan from
Hapoel Tel Aviv, set up Veigneau, and the
left back s shot easily beat Nicolas
Douchez, PSG s reserve goalie.
But three Nantes defenders failed to
pick up Ibrahimovic and his firm down-
ward header sent PSG into the final.
Ibrahimovic puts PSG
into League Cup final
Sheffield United edges
Fulham out FA Cup
on the same player.
Harris, whose loan
move from Blackpool was
made permanent on
transfer deadline day, was
back at the heart of things
when play resumed for
the second half, curling a
free-kick wide before hit-
ting a powerful effort at
The natives were get-
ting restless as Fulham s
continued, rounding on
Hugo Rodallega when the
ineffective striker was
taken off with 30 minutes
The Colombia interna-
tional appeared to take the
reception personally as he
sat head-in-hands on the
bench --- a stance many
inside Craven Cottage
copied when the match
went into extra time.
John Brayford and Paj-
tim Kasami came close as
play swung from end-to-
end, with the match
decided in the 120th
minute as Miller glanced
home Harry Maguire s
header back across goal in
front of the away fans.
Sheffield United's Shaun Miller, N012, celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game against Fulham
during their 4th round replay English FA Cup soccer match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven
Cottage stadium in London, yesterday. Sheffield won 1-0 after extra time. AP PHOTO
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