Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks!

Posted on March 6th, 2014

Daylight saving time ends Sunday, March 9, 2014. Don’t forget to “Spring Forward.” Is your emergency preparedness stockpile up to date?

When it’s time to change your clocks because of daylight saving time, use it as a reminder 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.) Read these Frequently Asked Questions for more information about building your stockpile.

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!

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