Don’t fall behind in an emergency, make sure to check your emergency supply kits when you are changing your clocks this weekend  

When it’s time to change your clocks this weekend, use that extra hour of daylight to check your 72-hour emergency preparedness kit.

Oxford County’s Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign reminds everyone to refresh their emergency supplies now before disaster strikes. The coming months can bring unpredictable emergencies, including ice storms and power outages.

Ensure your emergency stockpile has enough food, water and supplies to last you and your family for three days. Check that your kit isn’t missing any essential items and replace expired food or batteries. Re-evaluate your situation. Have you accounted for new family members, a new child, a parent living with you, or a new pet? Check and replenish first aid supplies and update important documents, such as copies of identification, insurance policies, and emergency contact information.

Use the time change as a reminder to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. As a reminder, old batteries should not go in your curbside garbage: recycle old or leaky batteries for free at Oxford County Waste Management Facility or Woodstock’s EnviroDepot.

If you haven’t created an emergency kit, now is the time to create one. Find the emergency supplies checklist and read the top 5 things to do now by visiting