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Better be ready
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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
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim
hopes Shane Jurgensen will overturn his
decision to resign as head coach. But he
hasn t gone into more detail since he is
bound by a BCB edict not to speak about
the coach s resignation.
Jurgensen is scheduled to arrive in
Bangladesh on tonight, after which Mush-
fiqur is looking forward to talking to him
in person. The captain said having Jurgensen
around would be good for the team.
asked us not to talk about the matter," Mush-
fiqur said. "All I know right now is that he
has resigned but the BCB hasn t accepted
the letter. To be honest, we have to wait
until the BCB president returns to the coun-
"But I will talk to him. I would hope that
he returns, which will be good for the team."
Mushfiqur and Jurgensen had been in
charge of the Bangladesh team since the
winter of 2012 when they beat West Indies
3-2 in the ODI series.
They have had more success in 2013 too,
winning a Test match in Zimbabwe and
beating New Zealand 3-0 in an ODI series
But it has all gone wrong since January,
and the pressure, as Bangladesh kept losing
matches, fell firmly on the captain and
coach. Mushfiqur did most of the explaining
before and after matches throughout this
time, when he was often grilled for selection
and on-field tactical decisions.
Jurgensen felt the heat after the World
T20, when he became the target of BCB
directors who said they were looking for a
more batting-oriented coach. Both Mush-
fiqur and Jurgensen were given two-year
contracts till after the 2015 World Cup.
Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik have been omit-
ted from a pool of 36 probables who will take part
in a month-long summer camp at the Gaddafi Sta-
dium in Lahore starting on May 6. Pakistan s new
selection committee recalled Taufeeq Umar and
Yasir Hameed for the camp and the focus is on
preparing for upcoming tours and the 2015 World
The camp will be supervised by the coaching staff
of the National Cricket Academy, headed by Moham-
mad Akram, as the PCB is currently hunting for
national coaches. Fast bowler Junaid Khan and off-
spinner Saeed Ajmal will not attend the camp due
to their county commitments in England.
Pakistan are set to play seven Tests, 13 ODIs and
two T20s in the next 10 months. However, with the
next international series three months away, the PCB
was concerned about the long layoff. The gap was
originally seven months, before the PCB managed
to strike a deal for a short tour of Sri Lanka in August.
Pakistan will then host Australia and New Zealand
from October to December in the UAE.
"We will have 36 players for the first phase of the
training camp," chief selector Moin Khan said at the
National Stadium in Karachi.
"The World Cup (2015) is the ultimate goal as we
have to prepare for that on a day to day basis. We
are planning for the whole year so we need players
who can survive with their fitness, as it has been a
concern. We have to keep a zero tolerance on fit-
The notable omissions of wicketkeeper Kamran
and allrounder Malik were not surprising, after their
dismissal performances in the recent World T20 in
Bangladesh. Both were selected for the tournament
despite being in ordinary form. Kamran managed
only 48 runs in four outings while Malik scored only
52 runs in four innings and wasn t used as a bowler.
Moin, however, said it wasn t the end of the road
for both players.
"The recent performances by Shoaib and Kamran
were not satisfactory but the doors aren t shut on
them. Given the age factor (as both are 32) we have
older players who are fit and performing so there is
always a chance for a comeback. They are still in
contention and with the upcoming (domestic) season
they have to perform well to win back the selectors
Taufeeq, 32, had been out of contention since
pulling out of the South Africa tour last year due to
a leg injury. Among the current lot of Pakistan openers,
he has the highest average (38.72) after Saeed Anwar
(47.10) and has scored more runs than any other
opener since 2001.
Mushfiqur hopes for Jurgensen U-turn
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