Preparing for Disasters

There is a lot of advice that is given when it comes to preparing for disasters. Of course, much of this will depend on the particular disaster involved. But a lot of it is intuitive and just makes sense. So for example, when it comes to earthquakes, it is important to make sure that large, free standing furniture is locked in place somehow so that when an earthquake strikes, people will not have the large pieces of furniture falling on top of them. The time to act though is before an earthquake.

When it comes to storms and flooding, it is important to know in advance where you need to go to seek higher ground, in the event that flooding is already predicted to be high enough to enter your house. If you stay at home, you run the risk of injury or worse. So you need to know what the signal will be for when you must evacuate. Again, this is information that you need to compile and learn before the disaster strikes. By the time the earthquake, flood or other calamity arrives, it is already usually too late to start to prepare. You would have lost an important opportunity to prevent damage and injury.

Now, another piece of advice that needs to be learned before a disaster strikes, is knowing how to quickly access funds in the event of a calamity. This is particularly important for families who are not living in the same house, especially where someone is living abroad. If you are a migrant worker, you don’t want to have to be doing research on how to send money when the calamity has already struck. Instead, you want this information already at your fingertips so that if a natural disaster strikes, and your loved ones are in need of assistance, you know exactly what needs to be done so that financial aid can be sent directly to them. So for example, you will want to research a good India money transfer service. Keep a close eye on the fees and charges. You want to avoid or minimize these so that most of your money will be available to be received by your loved ones.

Phailin Hurricane, India

planetozoneGlobal Warming is worse now than it has ever been in history. The Ozone layer has been riddled with more holes than a fishing net and the UV rays shine right through the gaps to give you melanoma. Perhaps in the bigger cities like Shanghai or New York the smog in the air serves as a blessing in disguise – you may get acid rain when it rains, but you’ll never get sunburnt because the smog serves as a protection. This is the world we are living in today: you need to see the BIG PICTURE.

Thats what we’re about at Big Picture TV. We want you to see what the real effects of man-made pollution can be on our environment, whether it be skin cancer, natural disasters or anything.

The following video is footage of the Phailin Hurricane in India, 2013:



Cyclone Phailin was the second biggest hurricane to ever hit land in India. Today we have more technology to record footage of such disasters, but we also have greater technology to take care of those hit by the disaster as well. Please make a donation to Charity Commission, or another charity of your choice, to help those in India with disaster relief that they may rebuild their lives. Nowadays it is easier than ever to make donations online! You can remit money to India very easily using companies like Orbit Remit, which lower the cost for people to remit money to the third world, because they can charge lower fees than the banks can charge.

See the big picture.

While natural disasters are becoming more widespread, and the damage they cause continues to rise, people wonder where all this is going. It is true that science and technology continue to develop, but the question is whether the advances that humanity can create will be able to overcome the damage we have done to the environment. The problem is that humanity continues to wreak havoc with nature. More and worse storms are expected to hit all around the world. As a result, millions of people will find themselves particularly vulnerable. Many people have responded to these disasters in admirable ways such as by sending money to India, supporting humanitarian organizations, and more. People are beginning to realize that environmental damage done in one country can have terrible effects in another country. We are all in this together, whether we choose to acknowledge this or not.