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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.
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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....

Big River Trading Co. Home Page

Also see our section Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms - News & Stories

 

Interactive Tornado map - history of Australian Tornadoes

For information on Wild Weather see the BOM Climate Education - Tornedo's

 

28November

Brisbane storm: Tens of thousands of south-east Queensland residents still without power after 'worst storm in a decade'

Car under fallen tree after Brisbane storm

A car damaged by a fallen tree at the Annerley soccer club in Brisbane after severe thunderstorms.

 

 

 

Posted in Storms - News & Stories, News - Local, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms

10November

Monster Storm Becomes Strongest on Record for Alaska


PHOTO: The storm temperature structure within the eye wall structure region of Typhoon Nuri is seen in this image.

A powerful storm has moved into the Bering Sea and has become the most intense storm to ever impact the region.

The former Super Typhoon Nuri has tracked northward into the Bering Sea, located in between Alaska and Russia, and has lost all tropical characteristics.

The system has undergone rapid intensification, producing howling winds as the central pressure plummets to near record levels.

 

Posted in Cyclone - News & Stories, News - International, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms

29July

'Tornado-like' winds cause widespread damage in Tasmania's north-west


ABC image

Winds described as "tornado-like" by emergency workers have left a trail of damage in Tasmania's north-west overnight, injuring one man and causing widespread power cuts.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threats - Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms, Emergency Preparedness Threat - Grid Down (Blackout)

15July

Perth storms, tornado damage homes and cut power to thousands

Hilton house loses roof in storm

A tornado has formed in a severe storm that damaged several homes and businesses in the Perth metropolitan area.

The storm front tore roofs off houses, and uprooted trees and power lines.

 

Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threats - Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms

28June

Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes

Dr. Andrew Graettinger, a University of Alabama researcher, examines a safe room that survived the tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013.

Surviving a tornado in a wood-frame residential home is enhanced by an intact roof and standing walls, but light-weight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls, according to a study of damage left behind by a powerful tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in 2013 by researchers from The University of Alabama and other institutions.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threats - Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms

20May

Five dead as worst floods in 120 years hit Serbia, Bosnia - updated

Five dead as worst floods in 120 years hit Serbia, Bosnia - updated

Wild weather and flooding hit Europe hard...

(Reuters) - The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years have hit Bosnia and Serbia, killing five people, forcing hundreds out of their homes and cutting off entire towns.

Posted in Wild Weather, Tornadoes & Freak Storms - News & Stories, Floods - News & Stories, News - International, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Floods, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms

23November

Tornadoes, Destructive Winds, Large Hail Stones, Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding

Forecasts of severe thunder storms with very unstable weather conditions by the Bureau of Meteorology for northern NSW regional areas has produced the rare formation of Tornadoes along with Destructive Winds, Large Hail Stones, Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding....

Written by Joycelyn, Posted in Wild Weather, Tornadoes & Freak Storms - News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms

19November

Wild Weather, Severe Thunder Storms, Large Hail, Damaging Winds and Water Spouts & Tornado's

Unstable weather conditions across  parts of Qld and NSW have left a trail of destruction... by unroofing houses, bringing down trees and unleashing gusting winds, giant sized hail, water spouts and a tornado...

Written by Joycelyn, Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threats - Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms

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