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Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015. Is your emergency preparedness stockpile up to date?

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Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks

When it’s time to change your clocks because of daylight saving time, use it as a reminder to check your preparedness kit to make sure your emergency stockpile isn’t missing any items and that the food hasn’t expired. APHA’s Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign is reminding people to refresh their emergency supplies before a disaster occurs.

If you haven’t created a stockpile yet, now is the time to create one! If you're not sure what to include, check our full emergency supplies checklist, or read our top 10 essentials list. And as always, don’t forget to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.

This information is good year-round: You don't have to wait for the clock change to update your stockpile. So think about having these materials at your next health fair or community meeting!

Check out our fact sheets, below, for great info to share. Add your logo, too!


Add to Calendar 08-03-2015 12:00:00 08-03-2015 15:00:00 15 Remember to check your emergency supplies with todayís clock change! When itís time to change your clocks because of daylight saving time, use it as a reminder to check your preparedness kit to make sure your emergency stockpile isnít missing any items and that the food hasnít expired. Visit the APHA Get Ready website, www.aphagetready.org, for information. My home, car and workplace stockpile 03/08/2015

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Get Ready Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks Video

A fun lesson on using the clock change a a reminder to update your emergency stockpile. Watch now

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Games and questions for kids to ask their parents (PDFs)

For more kid-friendly preparedness materials, visit the Get Ready Kids Fun Site

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Share our infographic
Our new infographic is a great tool to let people know about the importance of checking and replenishing their stockpiles. Read and share the infographic

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Get social

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Have emergency supplies stored already? Great! We want to see them! post them on Instagram with the #disasterstash hashtag. Find out how!

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Spread the word!
Social media is a great way to let people know about the importance of replenishing or building a stockpile. Use these sample tweets on your Twitter account, or create your own using the #clocksstocks hashtag.

You can also share the preparedness message by sending a letter or email to your community partners.


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Info

Stockpiling facts

Facts

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Stockpiling checklist

Checklist

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Water stockpiling

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Budget stockpiling

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Pets stockpiling

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Cold & flu supplies

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Grocery shopping list

Shopping list

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Stockpiling recipes

Recipes

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Get Ready Cookbook

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Get Set: An Emergency Preparedness Project Kit

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A how-to guide for high school students interested in taking on preparedness activities at school or in their community.

Download the English or Spanish PDF of project kit and plan an event at your school! (See this related resource: Camera-ready Word article)

Send one of our free e-cards!

Send one of our e-cards to someone you care about to remind them to check their emergency stockpile. E-cards

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How to hold a food drive

 

Donation boxFood Drive Toolkit: Help your community be prepared for disasters: Hold a food drive!

Did you know that food banks play an important role during disasters? Unfortunately, disasters can't be predicted in advance. That's why it's critical that food banks stay fully stocked year-round. Make sure your community is ready for emergencies by holding a food drive!

Download our toolkit (PDF) on how to hold a food drive and read our Q&A on food drives for more advice.


More resources

Listen to our podcast or read a Q&A

Get tips for creating your stockpile from the American Red Cross in our podcast and read our Q&A on healthy stockpiling with a dietitian from the U.S. Public Health Service.

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Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks gear

Show your support for the Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign by sporting our stylish T-shirt or mug. Or how about a reminder clock?

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Countdown to Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks Day

We're counting down the seconds, minutes and days until it's time to change our clocks for daylight saving time — join us!

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Don’t forget your pets!

Read our Q&A with the Humane Society of the United States for tips on protecting Fluffy, Fido and Tweety during a disaster.

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Have questions or ideas for the Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign? Call us at 202-777-2742 or send us an email.