2013-10-30 / Front Page

Change your clock, change your battery

by MCL Staff Writer

Don't be too early for church Sunday morning. Time falls back one hour. Set your clocks back one hour just before bedtime Saturday night, and you won't have to get up to change them at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is also urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

" Last year in Georgia there were 74 fatal residential fires and 34 of those dwellings didn’t have working smoke alarms," Hudgens said. " If you have a smoke alarm, make sure it’s in working order. Changing the battery at least once every year and cleaning dust from the device are easy ways to insure continued protection of your family and your property. Having a working smoke alarm doubles the chances you will survive a fire in your home.”

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 a.m., when clocks are set back one hour.

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