Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 27th 2014 Contents Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Create an Emergency Plan:
Meet with household members to discuss how to respond to each disas-
ter that could occur.
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.
Pick one out-of-the-area-relative and one local friend or relative for fami-
ly members to call or meet at if separated by a disaster.
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
Take a basic First Aid course and CPR class.
Make a list of valuables. Keep family records in a waterproof and fire-
Prepare a disaster supply list:
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape
- Canned goods, non-perishable foods and a non-electric can open-
- Drinking water
- Any special dietary food if required
- Identification, cash, valuable papers, insurance policies and pho-
- 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 solution, 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 bat-
teries), 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 extinguisher, maps, shovel, tyre
repair kit and pump and flares.
Are you ready for anatural disaster?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Natural dsasters can
strike anytime, any-
where. There are simple
steps you can take to
help protect your family
from a natural disaster.
T&T Red Cross Society
Thursday, March 27, 2014 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
of Yorke Inc s
which was held
at Trinity College
East on February
$10,000 each to
School and Trin-
ity College East
tions for the
As the theme
of the Carnival
Fete was Rio
Fiesta, inspired by
World Cup 2014
in Brazil, the
it was fitting to
make this football
Yorke Inc will
hold its Glorious
Party (Classics of
the 20th Century)
on April 19 at
Pier 1, Chaguara-
mas. Music will
be by Kabuki,
Howie T, King
Int l and Sensa-
and will be exclu-
sively hits of the
70s, 80s and
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, one of
Hollywood s highest profile couples, are sepa-
rating after more than a decade of marriage,
according to a message posted Tuesday on the
Iron Man star s blog.
Paltrow, 41, and Martin, 37, were married in
2003. The actress and the musician have two chil-
dren: daughter Apple, nine; and son Moses, seven.
"We have been working hard for well over a
year, some of it together, some of it separated, to
see what might have been possible between us,
and we have come to the conclusion that while
we love each other very much we will remain sep-
arate," read the message titled Conscious Uncou-
pling on Goop.com. It was signed by both Paltrow
and Martin, and a spokeswoman for Martin con-
firmed the separation.
"We are parents first and foremost, to two
incredibly wonderful children, and we ask for their
and our space and privacy to be respected at this
difficult time," the message also said. "We have
always conducted our relationship privately, and
we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-
parent, we will be able to continue in the same
Martin, lead vocalist of Coldplay, and Paltrow,
who won an Oscar for her performance in Shake-
speare in Love, shared an extraordinary level of
fame in different entertainment mediums. The
duo frequently accompanied each other to public
events, such as the Golden Globes ceremony and
the Help Haiti Home gala earlier this year, but
they rarely posed together on red carpets.
Paltrow recently reprised her guest starring role
as substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Glee.
Coldplay is set to release its next album, Ghost
Stories, in May. (AP)
Football boo$t from Rio
Fiesta for Bishops, Trinity
Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin and actress
Gwyneth Paltrow on vacation in better times.
The couple has just announced their separation.
Students of Bishop Anstey High School East applaud as their school receives the donation from Yorke Inc.
Yorke Inc's Gerard Yorke, right, presents a $10,000 cheque
to Trinity College East vice-principal Brian Wickham.
Bishop Anstey High School East principal Pearl Brewster
accepts a $10,000 cheque from Gerard Yorke.
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