Change Your Clocks: Daylight Savings Time Begins

(Beaver Dam) Your weekend will be one hour shorter than normal. That’s because Daylight Savings time begins at 2am Sunday morning, and we’re all supposed to move our clocks ahead one hour before going to bed tonight.

Officials with the Beaver Dam Fire Department say while you are changing your clocks for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, take a few extra minutes to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. They recommend changing the batteries and making sure the detectors work. 

Officials also suggest conducting safety checks around your home and review emergency plans. Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Greg Engle says taking steps now can help ensure the supplies you need are ready during severe weather or an emergency.

ReadyWisconsin recommends every family have an emergency kit in their home that includes enough supplies to meet essential needs for at least 72 hours after a disaster. Kits should include essentials like non-perishable foods, water, first aid supplies, and copies of important documents, such as insurance policies and medication lists. If you already have one, replace expired items or anything that might have been borrowed from your kit.

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