Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday March 8

I just started following the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) on Twitter, and they reminded me today that we change our clocks on Sunday.  This is also the time to check & change your smoke/CO2 detector batteries and to check your emergency stocks.  In future postings, I’ll review recommended emergency stocks to store in your household, along with a rotation schedule for semi-perishables and a checklist for items to check and update in your household emergency kit and go-bags.

But anyway, I’m pasting in APHA’s posting here:

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Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks

Daylight saving time BEGINS Sunday, March 8, 2009. Is your emergency preparedness stockpile up to date?

When it’s time to change your clocks because of daylight saving time, remember to check your preparedness kit to make sure your emergency stockpile isn’t missing any items and that the food hasn’t expired. APHA’s Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign is reminding people to refresh their emergency supplies before a disaster occurs.

If you haven’t created a stockpile yet, now is the time to create one! (And as always, don’t forget to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.)

This information is good year-round: You don’t have to wait for the clock change to update your stockpile. So think about having these materials at your next health fair or community meeting!