Tax-Free Hurricane Supplies To Get this Hurricane Season

By Amy Marcos

(Photo: NASA)

Summer is right around the corner, and all Floridians know and fear what that means: hurricane season is here. Running from June 1 to November 1 in Florida, hurricane season begins in a few days, but subtropical storms have already made appearances this year. On May 15, Governor Ron DeSantis approved a sales tax-free holiday, called the 2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, for hurricane season supplies. Here’s what that bill covers from May 31 through June 6.

Batteries (priced $30 or less):

AA

AAA

9-volt

6-volt

AAA

AA

Ice (priced $10 or less):

Ice chests

Ice packs

Lights (priced $20 or less)

Candles

Flashlights

Lanterns

Gas containers (priced $25 or less):

Kerosene

Diesel

Gas

LP gas

Plastic (priced $50 or less):

Waterproof sheeting (such as plastic dropcloths)

Tarps

Non-electric coolers

Miscellaneous:

Bungee cords (priced $50 or less)

Portable generators (priced $750 or less)

Tie-down kits (priced $50 or less)

Ratchet straps (priced $50 or less)

Radios (battery, solar, or hand-crank powered) (priced $50 or less)

Below you can view the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s predictions for hurricane season this year in Florida.

(Photo: NOAA)


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