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It's now Daylight time. Did you set your clock one hour ahead?

Good time to change batteries in smoke alarms, say fire personnel

Bay Area public safety officials are reminding residents to not only reset their clocks for daylight saving time, which began early this morning, but to also check smoke alarms and other emergency equipment.

At 2 a.m. this morning, daylight saving time began in most of the U.S. and the clock moved forward one hour.

The time change ends on Nov. 2, when clocks go back one hour.

Fire departments are encouraging residents that while changing clocks on microwaves, ovens and other clocks around the home, people should change the batteries in smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.

Health officials are also suggesting making sure homes are supplied with three days of bottled water, non-perishable foods and any essential medications.

Pets also need supplies, and safety officials remind residents to have medication and food ready for any furry family members.

— Bay City News Service

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