Get prepared for hurricane season during this week’s tax Disaster Preparedness 2018 Sales Tax Holiday! Here are just a few of the items you can stock up on in order to be ready for the Sunshine State’s stormy season:
- $10 or less: Reusable ice packs
- $20 or less: Flashlights, lanterns, or candles
- $25 or less: Any gas or diesel fuel
- $30 or less: Batteries, coolers or non-electrical food storage containers.
- $50 or less: Ground anchor systems, bungee cords, ratchet straps, tarps, or radios (two-way or weather band)
- $750 or less: Portable generators
Items that are always exempt include bottled water (unflavored, not carbonated), canned foods, first aid kits, baby food and formulas, and prescription and nonprescription medications.
Now through June 7th, take advantage of the tax breaks and get ready for the storm season while saving a little money. Emergency Management officials recommend being prepared enough to be able survive a hurricane on your own for up to 3 days after a storm hits. Your disaster survival kit should contain food, water (at least 3 gallons per person), blankets, pillows, cash, cell phone chargers, clothing, first aid, flashlight and batteries, keys, mosquito spray, a battery operated NOAA weather radio, toiletries, tools, important documents, and pet care supplies. Stay safe Florida!