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Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Before the flood:
Keep a portable radio, flashlight, emergency supplies and a
first aid kit on hand.
Monitor the radio for weather updates and evacuate immedi-
ately if you are told to do so.
Move your furniture and valuables to higher floors of your
home or place them high if possible.
Bring in all loose items from outside, like garbage cans and
yard furniture for safe keeping.
Turn off the main electrical switch and other utilities.
Place important documents and valuables in plastic and store
them in a safe place.
During the flood:
Do not walk through flowing water. Just six inches of moving
water can knock you off your feet.
Never attempt to cross a swollen stream, river or gully by
foot or vehicle. The force of these waterways can have deadly
If your vehicle stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately
and climb to higher ground. A mere two feet of water can
float a large vehicle, even a bus.
After a flood:
Clean and dry everything water-soaked.
Check appliances and motors for damage and do not use them
until they have been cleaned and dried.
Watch out for wild animals, snakes and centipedes.
Have your electrical wiring checked before turning on the
Purify water before using. Use chlorine bleach or water puri-
fying tablets. Boil tap water for ten minutes.
Are you ready for aflood?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Floods are the leading cause of disaster-related death
in the Caribbean, but since most can be forecasted,
You should have time to prepare. Your Red Cross
urges You to get ready. There are simple steps You
can take to help protect Your family from a flood.
T&T Red Cross Society
PARIS---Defending champion Paris Saint-Ger-
main earned its first win of the season in the
French league by defeating Bastia 2-0 yesterrday,
but lost star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to an
Ibrahimovic had to come off after just 15 minutes
with an apparent abdominal strain, but Lucas Moura
and Edinson Cavani provided goals in his absence.
Lucas met a cross from Gregory Van der Wiel
to volley into the bottom corner from a tight angle
in the 26th minute. Cavani doubled the lead by
controlling a long ball from Marco Verratti before
firing home in the 57th.
PSG has four points from two matches after
drawing 2-2 with Reims in its opening game last
week. "We were more focused defensively," PSG
coach Laurent Blanc said. "Bastia did not threaten
much, so that made things easier for us because
we like to dominate ball possession."
The game was marred by an incident after the
final whistle, as Bastia striker Brandao waited for
Thiago Motta in the tunnel and headbutted the
PSG midfielder, leaving him with blood running
down from his nose.
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi told BeIn Sport
television that Thiago Motta had a broken nose
and that Brandao "must be banned for life."
In his French league debut, PSG centerback David
Luiz produced a solid performance. However, Ibrahi-
movic s injury comes just five days after Brazil
defender Thiago Silva pulled his right hamstring
in a friendly. Cavani started the match as a winger,
but Ibrahimovic s injury allowed him to play as a
center forward, his favored position.
The Uruguay striker knocked down a high ball
for Ezequiel Lavezzi, whose half-volley sailed over
the bar in the 39th. Cavani then had a free kick
saved by Bastia goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in the
78th. Elsewhere, Lyon suffered its first loss of the
season, falling 2-1 at Toulouse. Evian was thrashed
for the second straight league game, losing 6-2 at
Guingamp substitute Ladislas Douniama con-
verted a rebound in the fourth minute of stoppage
time to stun promoted Lens 1-0.
Yeni Ngbakoto helped promoted Metz salvage a
1-1 draw with Nantes by converting a penalty in
the 12th after Jordan Veretout opened the scoring
for the visitors in the third minute.
Nice and Lorient played out a 0-0 draw.
Today, Monaco visits Bordeaux, Marseille hosts
Montpellier and Saint-Etienne faces Reims.
Lille edged promoted Caen 1-0 on Friday. (AP)
PSG tops Bastia
2-0 in France
LONDON---New season, new
manager---same misery at Man-
Louis van Gaal failed to usher
in the bright new era expected
at United yesterday, watching in
frustration as the team opened
the season with a home loss for
the first time in 42 years.
The 20-time champions
slumped to a 2-1 loss against
Swansea, a team even David
Moyes managed to beat com-
fortably a year earlier at the start
of his short-lived reign.
But the hosts lacked organi-
zation in defense at Old Trafford,
allowing Gylfi Sigurdsson to
score the winner from close
range in the 72nd minute after
United captain Wayne Rooney s
overhead kick canceled out Ki
Sung-yeung s opener.
In Van Gaal, United hired a
proven manager who has won
titles at Barcelona and Bayern
Munich. But the Dutch coach
was given a clear indication of
just how difficult it will be to
turn a team that finished seventh
in May into top-four finishers
It was a victorious opening
day in a new job for Mauricio
Pochettino, whose Tottenham
side won 1-0 at West Ham after
debutant Eric Dier scored in
Tottenham s north London
rival, Arsenal, also profited from
a stoppage time goal as Aaron
Ramsey scrambled the ball over
the line to clinch a 2-1 victory
over Crystal Palace. Arsenal s
first opening-day win since 2009
came after Laurent Koscielny
headed in an equaliser to cancel
out Brede Hangeland s opener
for Palace, which is without a
manager following Tony Pulis
surprising departure on Thurs-
There were mixed fortunes for
the Premier League newcomers.
Queens Park Rangers, which
made an instant return to the
topflight, lost 1-0 at home to
Hull. But Leicester, which has
been away from the elite for a
decade, earned a point by draw-
ing 2-2 with Everton.
Sunderland and West
Bromwich Albion, who both
flirted with relegation last season,
opened the new campaign by
drawing 2-2. Aston Villa, whose
owner Randy Lerner is trying to
sell the club, began with a 1-0
win at Stoke.
In the late match, Arsenal,
which spent more time atop the
standings than any other team
last season only to finish fourth,
was hosting Crystal Palace.
The first goal of the season
came 28 minutes into the game
at Old Trafford after United failed
to fix its defensive deficiencies
in the offseason.
Sigurdsson picked up the ball
from Nathan Dyer and squared
for Ki to score.
Van Gaal said his team had
felt tense in the first half, feeling
the pressure to deliver. But
Rooney dragged the hosts back
into the game, hooking the ball
over his head from Phil Jones
flick-on in the 53rd.
United couldn t produce a sec-
ond, with Rooney sending a free
kick against the goal frame, and
Sigurdsson was able to bundle
the ball over the line after Jef-
ferson Montero s cross wasn t
Tottenham wasn t at the level
expected of the team either, but
had better luck.
Although defender Kyle
Naughton was sent off in the
29th for handling, Mark Noble
put West Ham s resultant penalty
wide. And after West Ham was
also reduced to 10 men in the
second half when center back
James Collins received a second
yellow card, Dier rounded goal-
keeper Adrian and slotted the
ball into an empty net.
Manchester City begins its
title defence at Newcastle today
when last season s runner-up,
Liverpool, hosts Southampton
after buying a trio of players from
the club during the offseason.
Chelsea travel to newcomer
Burnley tomorrow. (AP)
Miserable start for Van
Gaal at Man United
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, bottom right, scores against Swansea City during their English
Premier League football match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, yesterday.
Manchester lost 2-1. AP PHOTO
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