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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
Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and
LeBron James will meet to discuss
their collective future as the core
of the Miami Heat.
Wade, in his 11th season with
the franchise that drafted him in
the first round out of Marquette,
continues to be slowed by injuries
but is owed $42 million for the
next two seasons. He said the Heat
will focus on the task at hand, a
bid to three-peat in what would
be a fourth consecutive NBA Finals
appearance, before sitting down
as a trio to talk about what s next.
"I m at a position where I don t
really have to worry about it," Wade
told ESPN. "I ve been with the
same organisation for now 11 years.
We ve won multiple champi-
onships, so it s no reason where I
need to think about that yet. I m
not at a point where we are a bad
team and I need to think about
the future so right now I m really
focused on just enjoying this team,
enjoying our quest to try to Three-
peat. And when the season is over,
and whatever happens, then I will
sit down and I will sit down with
Chris and I will sit down with Bron
and I will sit down and make the
best decision for myself and my
Wade could follow the path of
aging stars such as Tim Duncan,
who opted out of his contract with
the San Antonio Spurs with the
intent of lowering his annual salary,
affording the franchise the cash-
flow to sign other players and keep
together that team s version of the
Big Three, Tony Parker, Manu
Ginobili and Duncan.
Duncan took a three-year, $30
million deal in 2012, cutting his
own salary by more than half, a
team-friendly approach that isn t
for everyone. Kobe Bryant took the
opposite tact, signing for two years,
$48.5 million in November.
James, who along with Bosh
joined Miami in July 2010, did not
receive a maximum contract but
is in the running for his fifth Most
Valuable Player award. He said
there is an appeal to being a free
James turns 30 in December and
the 2003 No 1 overall pick and will
be well over the 1,000 games
played mark when Miami s playoff
run ends. By comparison, Bryant
has played 1,465 career games,
including postseason. While James
is impeccable conditioned, if he
signs a five-year deal in July after
opting out of his current deal, it
could well be his last foray into
free agency with maximum con-
Wade, who helped orchestrate
the union of the Big Three four
years ago, took a pay cut in 2010
to help the Heat afford his sidekicks.
Miami's Big Three to
meet, talk contracts
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