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Fall Back: Daylight saving time ends Sunday morning

Get ready for the annual fall ritual of turning back your clocks by one hour, and relish that extra hour of sleep this weekend.
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Get ready for the annual fall ritual of turning back your clocks by one hour, and relish that extra hour of sleep this weekend.

Daylight saving time is ending and it's back to standard time for most people in the United States.

The change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 and the shift moves one hour of daylight to the morning from the evening.

Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona and some U.S. territories don't need to fiddle with their clocks because those places don't observe daylight saving time. 

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

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3 Tips to “Fall Back”

Verify your carbon monoxide and smoke detector work. 

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for testing the equipment to ensure it is functioning appropriately. Invest in new detectors if they’re near or past the manufacturer’s recommended replacement age.

Check your emergency kit. 

You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you or survive on your own after a disaster. Ensure you have an adequate supply of non-perishable food, water and medications to last your family at least 72 hours, along with a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.

Confirm your insurance coverage & home inventory list are up-to-date. 

Review your insurance policies and meet with your agent to ensure you’re fully covered for the hazards you face. Be sure to keep a written and visual (i.e., videotaped or photographed) record of all major household items and valuables, even those stored in basements, attics or garages. Create files that include serial numbers and store receipts for major appliances and electronics. Have jewelry and artwork appraised. These documents are important when filing insurance claims. For more information visit knowyourstuff.org.

Find more emergency preparedness information and tips at ready.gov.