Daylight Savings ends Sunday, check your smoke alarms

Leonardtown, MD – The Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens Daylight Saving Time officially ends Sunday, November 4, 2 a.m. Clocks are to be turned back 1 hour to 1 a.m. eastern standard time.

Residents are reminded to change the clock on stoves, microwaves and in cars. However, most smartphones, cable boxes and computers will turn back one hour automatically.

While setting the time on clocks, it’s also a great time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends citizens replace smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries annually and test the alarms every month.

Be sure to remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.

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