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Australia's most consulted resource on

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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?

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

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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.

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ABC Frequency Finder

27June

Your Guide to UHF CB Radio's

Two way radios are considered a lifeline by firefighters, paramedics, mining company workers, farmers, remote area hikers and jackaroos to name a few.

Many people and certainly those living in the city or urban areas largely depend on mobile phones for communication. One problem with mobile phones in the event of a disaster is that often towers either get knocked out or become overloaded because of an influx of calls.

Its always good to have a plan B for communications...

Written by Caleb, Posted in Camping, Traveling & Recreational Activities, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling, Emergency Supplies - Communication

27January

Urban Disasters: Have These 20 Items On You If You Want to Make It Home

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From previous disasters, we find clarification and better ways to prepare.

Urban disasters happen all the time leaving many stranded in the city.

Consider for a moment what you would do if you found yourself in the midst of an emergency where you couldn’t get home using your vehicle.

For example, after the terror attacks in New York, the country’s transportation system was shut down – including city transportation systems.

 

 

Written by Tess Pennington, Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Evacuation, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag

30August

UK terror threat level raised to 'severe'

 Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at a news conference in Downing Street, central London August 29, 2014. (Reuters / Paul Hackett)

The UK's terror threat level has been raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May says.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

25August

The National Terrorism Public Alert System for Australia

Map of Australia with the current level of alert for Australia - Medium

Every country, including Australia, is a potential terrorist target. The level of national counter-terrorism alert is currently Medium, which means that a terrorist attack could occur.

Security and intelligence agencies constantly monitor all available information. If there is a change in Australia's assessed level of threat, the Australian Government will advise you through the news media.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

24August

Indonesia tightens security at world’s largest Buddhist temple after ISIS threat

Indonesia Tightens Security at World’s Largest Buddhist Temple After ISIS Threat

Indonesian police have been put on alert at the Borobudur Temple after a threat against the world’s biggest Buddhist temple and UNESCO World heritage Site was made on Facebook by Islamic State supporters.

 

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

19August

Indonesia tourist boat sinking: Survivors of ordeal drank urine, swam to volcano island


Survivors of Indonesia tourist boat sinking

Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia have been rescued after an ordeal that forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Marine , Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

18July

Heavy snow forces police to shut Great Western Highway

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The Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Lithgow is this morning blocked in both directions after heavy snowfall.

Emergency services have decided to shut the highway due to snow and black ice.

Authorities are warning there are no local diversions available.

Posted in Camping, Traveling & Recreational Activities, Temperature Extremes - News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

18July

Airliner shot down over Ukraine; 27 Australians among 295 dead


Emergency worker at crash scene

Dutch authorities say 27 Australians were on board a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that was shot down by a ground-to-air missile over Ukraine, killing all 295 people on board.

Posted in News - International, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

16July

More devastation for the Philippines...

Thousands of people living in coastal areas of the Philippines are evacuating as the first major storm of the rainy season barrels towards the archipelago.

 

Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threats - Cyclones, Emergency Preparedness - Evacuation, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

13July

Super Typhoon Neoguri Recap: Flooding, Mudslides in Okinawa, Japan

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A devastating landslide crashed through the town of Nagiso late Wednesday, killing a 12-year-old boy, ahead of Tropical Storm Neoguri.

An evacuation advisory was issued for than 670 homes after debris flows destroyed a number of homes in the town. At least one resident, 12-year-old Kaito Kurenuma, was reported dead after the landslide buried his home, according to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shiumbun. Reuters reports that at least 50 people are injured.

Posted in Cyclone - News & Stories, News - International, Emergency Preparedness - Evacuation, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

07July

Deadly ebola virus could hit Britain


eurostar, trains, london, paris, virus, health, illness, bug, medics, ebola

A LETHAL virus that causes up to 90% of victims to die in agony could reach Britain, warn experts.

Posted in Pandemic - News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

06July

Brazil overpass collapses onto vehicles


Bus crushed under collapsed overpass in Brazil.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil: An overpass under construction collapsed on Thursday in this World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and a car in an embarrassment for a country that has been basking in praise for what has mostly been a smoothly running soccer tournament.

At least 22 people were reported injured. There was not yet any word on whether foreign tourists were among those killed or injured.

 

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

06July

Costa Concordia tragedy: Underwater footage shows inside doomed Italian cruise ship

Italian police have released footage of inside the ghostly shell of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, ahead of an operation to float and remove the wreck from the Tuscan island of Giglio.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling

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