When adjusting your clock for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, November 6, the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management reminds you to refresh your emergency supplies and change your smoke alarm battery.
Every household should have at least a three-day supply of bottled water, non-perishable foods and essential medications set aside for each member of the family, including pets.
Take the time now to:
- Make sure your radio and flashlight work properly.
- Check the expiration date of your extra batteries.
- Open your first-aid kit and look for expiration dates of the items, such as aspirin or any other medications in your supplies.
- Refresh your emergency supply of not-easily-perishable food and water.
- Review your Household Emergency Plan with the members of your household and update the emergency contacts, if necessary.
- Hold an emergency drill, like a home fire drill.
- Remember your pets – include them in your plan and refresh their emergency supply of food and water.
For more information on emergency supplies and how to develop a household emergency plan, visit the What to Have: In Your Head, In Your Home, In Your Hand, For Pets, and For Special Needs pages on www.phila.gov/ready.