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Better be ready
Are you ready for a
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
A Chaguaramas-based shipworks company
seeks suitably qualified :
Diesel Mechanics - to support Mechanical oper-
ations and work on Mechanical equipment in the
Mechanical Engineering Department to ensure
same are well-maintained and serviceable at all
times for the Department and the company.
Ideal candidate shall have a demonstrable back-
ground in heavy Industrial/Mechanical opera-
tions and activities, with at least 5 years' related
experience working on forklifts, manlifts, skid-
loaders, and other such heavy diesel equipment
(maintenance / repair inclusive). Certification or
diploma in mechanical engineering or related
disciplines will be an asset.
Interested persons should submit curriculum
Vitae with relevant documents and certification to
The. Human Resource Manager P.O. Box: 2874 TT
email@example.com no later than February 19
2014. Unsuitable/Late applications will not be
LONDON---Figures Friday show-
ing industry across the 18-coun-
try eurozone suffering an unex-
pectedly big reverse at the end of
2013 reinforced the pressure on
the European Central Bank to do
more to shore up the recovery.
Eurostat, the EU s statistics
office, said industrial production
fell a monthly 0.7 per cent in
December. That was more than
double the 0.3 per cent contraction
anticipated in the markets and
means that the region s industry
only saw output rise by 0.3 per
cent in the fourth quarter.
Though up on the flat reading
of the previous three-month peri-
od, it provided further evidence
that the eurozone economic recov-
ery is failing to gain much momen-
tum---as has been hinted by a run
of economic surveys over the past
In fact, analysts said the down-
turn may also mean that the region
did not grow as fast as predicted
during the fourth quarter. The
consensus in the markets is that
the eurozone saw its annual gross
domestic product rise by a quar-
terly rate of 0.2 per cent in the
final three months of the year,
double the previous quarter s 0.1
per cent. The first estimate for the
fourth quarter is due tomorrow.
"We think the risks around our
euro area projection (0.2 per cent)
remain tilted marginally to the
downside," said James Ashley, chief
European economist at RBC Cap-
ECB President Mario Draghi has
said that Friday s growth figures
are a key focus of attention at the
bank as it decides whether to give
the eurozone economy further
help, possibly through a further
cut in its benchmark interest rate,
which is already at a record low
of 0.25 per cent.
"This keeps pressure on the ECB
to provide further stimulus as soon
as its March meeting," said
Howard Archer, chief European
economist at IHS Global Insight.
Eurozone industry suffers
unexpected end of 2013 reverse
President of European Central
Bank, Mario Draghi. AP PHOTO
Pedro Santos loads a lorry with empty boxes, used for carrying food, at Lisbon's
Ribeira food market, Tuesday. Portugal, which uses the shared euro currency, was
engulfed by the eurozone's debt crisis and needed an euro 78 billion rescue in 2011 to
avoid bankruptcy as jittery investors deserted it. That money runs out in June, and
the government is keen to re-establish access to markets before then. AP PHOTO
MONEY RUNNING OUT
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