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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
Paramount Pictures has
announced Matt Smith is to
star opposite Arnold
Schwarzenegger in the reboot
of the Terminator franchise.
The Doctor Who star will play
"a new character with a strong
connection to John Connor."
Other stars announced
include Game of Thrones actress
Emilia Clarke and Zero Dark
Thirty actor Jason Clarke.
The film, which is due to be
released in July 2015, is being
directed by Thor filmmaker Alan
Smith, who has been replaced
as the Doctor by Scots actor
Peter Capaldi in the BBC hit
drama will next be seen on the
big screen in the film Lost River,
directed by Ryan Gosling.
He was seen earlier this year
on stage in London in the musi-
cal stage adaptation of American
The Terminator franchise was
launched in 1984 with
Schwarzenegger as the title
character, a cyborg sent back
through time to kill the unborn
leader of the human resistance
in the war against machines.
The film, directed by James
Cameron, has since spawned
three subsequent films, which
have earned more than US$1
billion at the worldwide box
The new Terminator movie
will join a slew of 2015 summer
blockbusters, coming out a week
before Independence Day 2 and
two weeks ahead of Pirates of
the Caribbean 5. Star Wars---
Episode 7 is also due to be
released around the same time.
Colin Firth will star in a thriller
set in the morally murky world
of military drones for the Ender s
Game director, Gavin Hood,
Guy Hibbert, the writer of
Channel 4 series Complicit, has
penned the screenplay for Eye in
the Sky, which will seek funding
at the upcoming Cannes film fes-
tival. His script follows a military
intelligence officer charged with
remotely commanding a top-secret
drone operation to capture a group
of terrorists from their safe-house
Downfall s Oliver Hirschbiegel
was previously attached to take
charge of the cameras.
Firth s own Raindog Films is part
of the production set up for the
"The use of unmanned aircraft
in modern warfare and in the so-
called war on terror poses critical
questions for us all," said Firth.
"Raindog was launched with the
hope of making challenging,
thoughtful films, and I m pleased
to be a part of an exploration into
such a crucial issue."
Producers hope to begin shooting
in Hood s native South Africa on
11 August. (Guardian UK)
for Terminator reboot
to star in Eye in the Sky
Matt Smith in his recent role as The
Doctor in Dr Who.
as the original
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