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posted on March 08, 2011 16:09

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 13, 2011. For many of us, this means looking forward to more sunshine in our day, resetting our clocks, and changing fire alarm batteries. This is also an opportune time to check and replenish your emergency preparedness kit. The American Public Health Association Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign encourages people to check that their emergency preparedness kits are up to date when they change their clocks for daylight saving time. 

Emergency preparedness kits are invaluable during an unexpected man-made or natural disaster. You may be without electricity, refrigeration, clean tap water, or phone service for an extended period of time. At a minimum, you should have a three-day supply of food and water with one gallon of water per person per day.  If you have not created an emergency preparedness kit, now is the time!

To learn more about creating or replenishing your emergency preparedness kit view the fact sheets below or visit the APHA website at http://www.getreadyforflu.org/clocksstocks/

 Stockpiling fact sheet (PDF) English or Spanish

 Stockpiling checklist (PDF) English or Spanish

• Water stockpiling fact sheet (PDF) English or Spanish

• Budget stockpiling fact sheet (PDF) English or Spanish

• Pets stockpiling fact sheet (PDF) English or Spanish

• Cold & flu supplies fact sheet (PDF) English or Spanish

• Grocery shopping list (PDF) Grocery list

• Stockpiling recipes (PDF) Stockpile recipes