Remember, Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday!

Published 8:04 am Friday, November 2, 2012

Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, so it’s important to set your clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday.

In addition, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens recommends that Georgians also change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time. Because it’s recommended to change smoke-alarm batteries at least once a year, the end of Daylight Saving Time is always a convenient time to complete this task.

It’s also important to check flashlights and wireless radios to be sure they are in working order.

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Hudgens noted that there were 72 fatal house fires in Georgia in 2011, and 67 of those houses did not have a working smoke alarm.

Other good tasks to complete at this time include preparing a winter car-emergency kit, and throwing out any outdated chemicals or medications.