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Move clocks forward; check smoke alarms

 

Public safety officials are reminding residents to not only reset their clocks for daylight saving time, which begins early Sunday morning, but to also check smoke alarms and other emergency equipment.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, daylight saving time begins in most of the U.S. and the clock moves forward one hour. The time change ends on Nov. 2, when clocks go back one hour.

Fire departments are encouraging residents that while they change the time on microwaves, ovens and other clocks around the home, to also change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

It's also a good time to check emergency supplies. Health officials suggest making sure homes are supplied with three days of bottled water, non-perishable foods and any essential medications. And don't forget the supplies and medications needed by pets.

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