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Emergency Preparedness Threats - Dust Storms

Welcome to the

BIG RIVER TRADING CO. Website...  

Australia's most consulted resource on

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

& DISASTER PLANNING          

for Home, Lifestyle and Family ... 


Your Family is the most important thing in your life, right?

But what if you couldn't help your family when they needed you the most?

Sure, life gets busy, finances get tight and if there was an emergency you could always rely on emergency services to help you, right?

Well what if they were busy helping everyone else...?

What if they couldn't get to you in time?

You need to learn HOW TO HELP YOURSELF!

And you can do that here.....

 

The Big River site offers a comprehensive library of reference articles and information about planning and preparing for an emergency or disaster...

We share articles such as news, stories,  information, practical ideas, projects & how-to's ... as well as emergency references & links and product reviews to help you become more informed and better prepared.

Our aim is to inspire, motivate and educate you about the importance of being prepared and how you can do this in simple ways at home by yourself by offering you options, alternatives, solutions and ideas ....  

So, whether you are preparing to protect yourself or your family from a Natural or Man-made Disaster, Financial Hardship or Civil Unrest or perhaps just wanting to set-up and prepare your home to be a little bit more self-reliant – the team here at BIG RIVER TRADING CO. can help you.

Please take the time to explore the site it is full of great information ... see also our popular 'Prepper Pages' for the more serious minded ...

Don't forget to join our social media groups so you can keep up-to-date with new items as they are published and then you can share, tweet, like and email  your friends and family so that they too can be better informed and kept up-to-date....

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Also see our section on Dust Storms - News & Stories

 

Source - BOM Climate Education - Dust Storms

Dust-storms are for the most part restricted to the drier inland areas of Australia, but occasionally, during widespread drought, they can affect coastal districts. The figure below shows the average distribution of dust-storms over Australia. One of the most spectacular examples was the storm that swept across Melbourne in February 1983, late in the severe El Niño drought of 1982/83. The extended dry period of the 1930s and 1940s generated many severe dust-storms, culminating in the summer of 1944/45 when on several occasions dust in Adelaide was so thick that street lighting had to be turned on. But uncomfortable as dust-storms may be for town and city dwellers, by far their worst effect is the stripping of topsoil from Australia's arable land.

Frequency chart of dust storms

"Estimated frequency of dust-storms over Australia (from Middleton, N.J.,
Dust-storms in Australia: frequency, distribution and seasonality.
Search, 15, p 46, 1984)"