Wisconsin officials offers safety reminders for Daylight Saving

CREATED Oct 30, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov 2, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs says the switch to daylight saving time provides a good opportunity for homeowners to make a number of safety checks.

Clocks get moved back an hour Saturday night.

The DMA says that is a good time to check and replace batteries as needed on home smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

The DMA also recommends that every home have a basic emergency kit with supplies such as food and water to last you and your family at least three days.

Other items like a battery powered or crank radio, flashlights and first aid kit are also recommended.

Other disaster survival tips are listed by clicking here.

Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m., so at that time -- or the night before -- remember to set your clocks and watches back an hour.