Autumn is a beautiful time of year in the Texas Panhandle. November 2nd ends daylight savings time with rolling back of clocks one hour. Use the time change as a reminder to ensure you and your families are prepared. Here are some simply things to improve your preparedness…
- Change the Clocks, Change the Batteries… Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors safe lives. Put fresh batteries in your detectors to ensure reliable operation.
- Prepare for Cold & Flu Season… Cold weather is just around the corner and so are colds and flu. The CDC and Public Health recommends yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu viruses. In addition, check the medicine cabinet and assess stocks of over-the-counter medications. Stockpile food items like canned soup and lemon-lime soda to ease cold symptoms and fight off dehydration. Don’t forget to stock up on disposable tissues and hand sanitizer to minimize the spread of germs.
- Make or Review Your Family Emergency Plan… Review your family’s emergency plan or create one for the first time. Update phone numbers, addresses, and contact information, and post an Emergency Information Page near the phone.