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Don't forget to Fall Back (Daylight Saving Time)

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Don't forget to Fall Back (Daylight Saving Time)

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 am Sunday, November 6th, 2016. Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour if you live in the majority of the states that participate. This is a great time of year to do some annual "to do's". Here is a list that you might consider incorporating into your clock changing program: Adjust all your clocks (home and auto) Adjust indoor/outdoor light timers Adjust irrigation timers Change passwords Check and change smoke-detector batteries Check your credit report Check the tires on your vehicles Clean out your medicine cabinets Check with your C.P.A regarding end...

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Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween Safety Tips

Adults and children should be safety conscious when celebrating Halloween this season. Prepare ahead with these useful Halloween Safety Tips:       MOTORISTS Watch for children darting out from between parked cars. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing. PARENTS Make sure that an adult or an older responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children under age 12. Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow. Know the names of older children's companions. Instruct...

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Locate your State Emergency Managment Agency

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Locate your State Emergency Managment Agency

Click the state listings below to locate the Emergency Management Offices and Agencies in your state. Most state emergency offices and agencies have a website with current and useful information. Take a few minutes to inform yourself about emergency preparedness and the available resources in your state. Every state has unique challenges and potential threats. Be Informed - Make a plan  - Build a Kit - Get Involved! Alabama Emergency Management Missouri Emergency Management  Alaska Emergency Management Montana Disaster & Emergency Arizona Emergency Management Nebraska Emergency Management Arkansas Emergency Management Nevada Emergency Management California Emergency Management New Hampshire Emergency Management...

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Basic Emergency Preparedness Guide

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Basic Emergency Preparedness Guide

Basic Emergency Preparedness helps you to develop, practice and maintain emergency plans that will guide you about what to do before, during and after a disaster to protect yourself and your family. Being prepared will reduce fear, anxiety and losses during a disaster. You can significantly reduce the impact of a disaster with some very basic planning. Knowing what to do in the event of a fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, severe weather or other disaster can save lives. Preparing to be self-sufficient for a minimum of three days is recommended. This may mean providing for your own shelter, first...

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Teen Driver Safety Facts and Tips

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Teen Driver Safety Facts and Tips

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Fortunately, teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. In 2013, 2,163 teens in the United States ages 16–19 were killed and 243,243 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. That means that six teens ages 16–19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. DID YOU KNOW: In 2013, the motor vehicle death rate for male drivers and passengers ages 16 to 19 was almost two times that of their female counterparts....

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