Halloween is only a day away and a good
time is sure to be had by old and young alike, but it can also be a
While it is expected to be relatively
mild on Halloween night Thursday, rain and brisk winds could confront
youngsters, reducing visibility even more and getting costumes wet.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offer the following safety tips for all the costumed creatures who
are planning on making candy runs.
Swords, knives, and similar costume
accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in
groups or with a trusted adult.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and
bags to help drivers see you.
Examine all treats for choking hazards
and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Hold a flashlight while
trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and
don't run from house to house.
Always test make-up in a
small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin
and eye irritation.
Look both ways before crossing the
street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Lower your risk for serious eye injury
by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Only walk on sidewalks whenever
possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and
shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid
eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Enter homes only if you're with a
trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses.
Never accept rides from strangers.
Never walk near lit candles or
luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.