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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
Former T&T and West Indies off-
spinner Rangy Nanan says that this
country s massive 234-run loss to the
Windward Islands in the semifinal of
the Headley/Weekes Trophy is hurtful
T&T, making a bid to claim the
regional First Class title for the first
time in eight years, lost to the Wind-
wards after a pathetic showing in the
semifinals at the Queen s Park Oval on
After bowling out the Windwards
for 248, T&T declared their innings on
140 for eight. Batting a second time
the Windwards made 231 and T&T
then crashed to 105 all out after at one
stage being 50 without loss.
Nanan who guided this country to
the regional First Class title way back
in 1985 said the loss was hard to take.
"I cannot start to understand what
went wrong with the T&T boys in that
game. Looking on from afar it seemed
as if things were not right with the
approach to the match," he said.
"The senior men have to burden the
blame in this case because when you
come into the set-up as senior players
you are expected to take charge and
lead by example.
"The young guys on the team got
them to that point after winning four
matches in the league phase. Now was
the time for the senior men to come
Former West Indies and T&T
youth player Zaheer Ali was called
in to address the 2014 East Zone
Under-15 team by chairman of
the Zone Tarandath Sammy.
Ali dominated youth cricket at
zonal, national and West Indies
level which resulted in him appear-
ing two Youth World Cups in Eng-
land and Sri Lanka.
In addition, having excelled in
the academic field having acquired
a bachelor of laws degree and also
being a member of the T&T police
service further initiated his selec-
tion to speak with the youngsters.
The discussion surrounded the
issues of communication, goal set-
ting, importance of emotional
intelligence and team work.
In addition, he shared some of
his experiences playing at the dif-
ferent levels and highlighted some
key points which accounted for
his success. He stressed on the
importance of having an education
as a alternative to the sport of
cricket and urged them to make
the right choices.
He also commended the East
Zone for the approach that they
have adopted in preparation for
this tournament and recommend-
ed that it be continued at all lev-
els.Attending the session was
Chairman East Zone and Executive
member of the TTCB Sammy,
Kumar Singh Manager Under -15,
Sukesh Maniam Treasure of the
TTCB and Secretary of the East
in and take it from there and bring
home the title."
A frustrated Nanan said when his
team won the title in 1985, they had a
plan and at every juncture, they would
access where they were and where they
were supposed to be.
"We went into the series with a plan
for success. We did not have the stars
with us because Larry Gomes and Gus
Logie were with the West Indies team,"
"We were one united bunch who
spoke our minds and assisted each other
with their game."
Nanan, who is recovering from a
stroke he suffered a couple years ago,
said: "The T&T Cricket Board (TTCB)
has given much to this team, it is not
a case of the board doing anything
"It is up to the players to take full
responsibility and look to put things
right with their play. They need to seri-
ously reflect if they want to end this
drought in First Class cricket."
Former youth cricketer addresses U-15s
Nanan: T&T's loss hurtful, depressing
Rangy Nanan in
his hey day.
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