Category: Emergency Preparedness

Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday

Change Your Clocks, Spring forward

In San Francisco we’re having a hard time believing that spring arrives soon! It seems like we haven’t seen the sun in months and rainfall records are broken almost every day. But the calendar doesn’t lie. And along with spring comes Daylight Saving Time. The only U.S. states that don’t change their clocks twice a year are Hawaii and Arizona. Here are a few timely tips (pun intended) to help get your spring off to a good start. Clocks “spring forward” one hour Sunday at 2 AM. Change the clocks before you go to bed Saturday night. Don’t forget your watches…including the ones you keep in the dresser drawer. Remember to change the clock on your car dashboard. While you’re at it, change the smoke alarm batteries. Replace the batteries in hard wired smoke alarms, too. The batteries in hard wired alarms provide backup in case of a power outage caused by things like fire or natural disasters. Check the year your smoke alarm was manufactured. It should be shown on the unit. If it’s close to ten years old, it’s time to replace it. Make sure you have the right kind of replacement batteries for your smoke alarms. And […]

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How to Prepare for Emergencies

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When you prepare for emergencies it can give you peace of mind. Because it’s not a matter of “if” an emergency will happen, but when. While you can’t prevent natural disasters or accidents, you can be prepared. Here are some useful tools from HabiLinks, our curated web directory. The Emergency Information List is printable and includes an especially useful “grab list.” Keep  it by the front door in case of a fire or natural disaster. You can customize the list so you don’t forget important things like prescription medications. Contacts & Emergency Information List Emergency Planning Checklist Emergency Supplies Checklist First Aid Kit Checklist Find more lifestyle links you can really use. Visit the HabiLinks home page. You’ll find even more links you can really use in these popular lifestyle categories: Automotive Careers Clothing Care & Laundry Computers & Technology Education Emergency Preparedness Family Living Financial Matters Food & Beverages Health & Fitness Home & Garden Home Office & Productivity Leisure & Recreation News Pets Senior Living & Elder Care Shopping Tools Social Life & Society Why HabiLinks? The internet is full of great resources, but page after page of search results can be too much of a good thing. […]

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