At 2 a.m. Sunday, November 3, Daylight Saving Time ends, and we return to Standard Time. Remember to “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour at bedtime on Saturday, November 2. Daylight hours will shorten with the colder fall and winter seasons. We will return to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
With the time change, here are some things to consider.
- Check and replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Replace smoke alarms older than 10 years. Replace carbon monoxide alarms older than five years.
- Prepare a home emergency supply kit (water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries, blankets, etc.).
- Make a winter car emergency kit (warm clothes, blankets, flashlight, batteries, water, non-perishable snacks, shovel, flares, reflective hazard triangle, jumper cables, cat litter or sand for traction, warm hat, and gloves).
- Check your home and outbuildings for hazardous materials and properly discard.
- Check and discard expired medications.
- Install fire extinguishers.
- Change flashlight batteries.
- Update outdoor lighting.