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  • Whether you are preparing to protect yourself or your family from a Natural or Man-made Disaster, Financial Hardship or an Economic Crisis or perhaps just wanting to set-up & prepare your home to be a little more self-reliant...
  • The team here at BIG RIVER TRADING CO. have put together a combination of options, information & idea's to help you plan and prioritise your supplies in preparation for an emergency situation or start you on your way with a home preparedness plan.
  • Your choices today will help get you one step ahead when it counts – knowing that you have a plan in place and the backup when you need it to keep you and your family as safe as possible and as comfortable as possible when the time arrives will be a good investment of your time, money and effort...

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 Storms - News &  Stories

 

For more Information on Storms see -  BOM Climate Education - Storms

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!

 

17September

First major storms of the season lash south-east Queensland

First major storms of the season lash south-east Queensland

South-east Queensland's first major storms of the season have hit, with at least two fronts sweeping across the region overnight.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threats - Storms

01September

'Before the Storm' App for Kids

A storm is coming!! What do I need to do? When the storm hits what do I do? What about when the storm has passed and the clean-up needs to be done?

Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threats - Storms, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information, Emergency References & Links - Australia