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Time Change Offers Chance to Check Smoke Detectors Submitted: 10/30/2012
Madison - The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs says the switch to daylight savings time provides a good opportunity for homeowners to make a number of safety checks.

Clocks get moved back an hour Saturday night.

The DMA says that is a good time to check and replace batteries as needed on home smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

The DMA also recommends that every home have a basic emergency kit with supplies such as food and water to last you and your family at least three days. Other items like a battery powered or crank radio, flashlights and first aid kit are also recommended.

Other disaster survival tips are listed on the website listed below.

Ready Wisconsin
Written By: Associated Press

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