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Don't forget to 'fall back' tonight; daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Nov 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Daylight-saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 1012.

The Huron County General Health District urges residents to check their emergency home detectors when they "fall back" by setting clocks behind an hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

Typically with this clock adjustment every six months, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested and batteries should be replaced.

This is also a good time to create or check your emergency stockpile and first aid kits. The goal is to have essentials on hand so if an emergency occurs sustainable supplies are readily available.

Some important emergency items include:

-- Flashlights

-- Battery-powered radios

-- Batteries

-- Water

-- Non-perishable foods

-- Basic first aid items such as bandages, band aids, gauze pads, antibiotic ointment and scissors should be included.

Supplies should be kept together in a plastic container that can be shut tightly and grabbed quickly. Ideally, the kits should be stored in a cool, dark place away from solvents or cleaners, and stored high enough so they cannot be damaged by flood waters.

For more detailed information and tips on creating emergency preparedness kits, visit www.huroncohealth.com.

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