Title: Floods
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Title: Floods be prepared!
Physical Description: Book
Creator: National Emergency Management Agency, Ministry of National Security (Trinidad and Tobago)
Publisher: National Emergency Management Agency, Ministry of National Security (Trinidad and Tobago)
Place of Publication: Port of Spain
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Bibliographic ID: UF00020147
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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HOW PREPARED

ARE YOU?


A Flood is an
overflow of water
beyond the normal
confines of the
channel.


S Intense rainfall Thunder storms .


greater on average-than 25 m'rlhr- .
Prolonged rainfall: A' wIt'le i e trfL
.furing iea easom T.
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* Poor drainage -

S Clogged drains: Garbage throewj.pqWN l
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" -" -:, High tides can coincide with overflowing Aer ..
Slow lying areas
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Keep materials like sandbags, plywood, plastic
sheeting and lumber handy for
emergency waterproofing.






S.* Do not throw garbage into
drains and rivers.

Courtesy Information Dvson NEMA
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*Before building check
the area for signs or
history of flooding and
find out how many
feet above flood level
you need to build your
house.








Put sandbags by
exposed openings and
secure objects that
are in the open.






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(For homes): '

* Turn off gas and electricity.
Unplug electrical appliances.

* Put dangerous liquids, especially
flammable ones, in a safe place and
close containers securely.

* Tie down movable containers containing
explosive liquids

* Seal in watertight containers and place important
documents above flood height.

* Take furniture etc., to upper floors or raise on sturdy
table.

* Drive vehicles to places that will not be flooded.

Have the following important supplies ready at
a safe place:
S Food, drinking water
S First-aid equipment, medication
* Bucket, cloth, scrubbers
S Spades, shovels, tools
S Flashlights
S Covers and blankets
S Wooden planks, nails
S Sandbags, if available


DIRECT OM7








Turn on a ibattery-poweredl radio

Aioid areas that are already flooded

ALoid or leave areas exposed to flash flooding

Do not tr) to cross watercourses if the itater is
more than knee-deep.

Check the depth of water in depressions and underpasses
before driving through them. If your car gets stuck
abandon it immediately.

Take extra care at night as dangers are more difficult to
recognize.


Gas and fuel pipes may have been damaged Use
flashlights instead of an open flame to investigate buildings

Do not touch leads or live electrical equipment in wet
areas.

Report broken utility lines to TTEC. TSTTor WASA.

Be careful of hidden objects or broken glass when t walking
in iater Stairwells and floors may be slippery

Seek medical assistance at the nearest hospital or health
centre.

Do not use food that has come into contact with flood
waters.

Boil drinking water for at least 5 minutes before drinking.

Do not go sight-seeing.


I DURING A FL


rFOLLOWING FLOODS~i T







EMERGENCY
T ELEHN NUMER


Police 999
Fire 990
EMS Ambulance:
North 624-4343
South 653-4343
Tobago 639-4444

Coast Guard 634-4440
634-4439

NEMA Trinidad 623-8004
623-2078


NEMA Tobago


660-7489


This idormation prot ded couG

National Emergency ManagemrM
Ministry of N lional Se--l
17 Abercromby Siree[
Port of Spain Trnidad


623-8004
623-2078
625-8926


Fairfield Complex, Bacolet Street,
Scarborough, Tobago.


660-7489
660-7657


Email: info@nema.gov.tt
Website: www.nema.gov.tt




MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY




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