Welcome to the
BIG RIVER TRADING CO. Website...
Australia's most consulted resource on
& 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.
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Also see our section on Storms - News & Stories
When are severe storms most likely?
All areas of Australia experience severe thunderstorms, but their preferred time of occurrence varies. In most of northern Australia, the "transition seasons" (autumn and spring) are the most likely time, in eastern Australia it is the late spring/summer period. In southwestern Australia, severe thunderstorms are most common in winter in areas nearer the coast (but in spring-early summer further inland). As a general rule, severe storms are most common in New South Wales, Queensland and parts of Western Australia, and least common in Tasmania.
Though individual severe storms, which last for mere minutes or hours, have little climatic significance in themselves, they do in a sense define the extremes of that area’s climate. Many people would probably be surprised to learn that Melbourne’s climate history includes a tornado (Brighton, 1918) powerful enough to rank with some of the stronger storms over the plains of Kansas and Nebraska in the American midwest!