If you're not yet prepared for hurricane season, this weekend you can get essential supplies for a little cheaper.
Starting Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4, hurricane supplies will be tax-free in the state of Florida. This means you will not be charged sales tax for the following items:
- Reusable ice packs up to $10
- Flashlights, lanterns and candles up to $20
- Gas or diesel fuel containers up to $25
- Batteries, coolers, and first-aid kits up to $30
- Radios and tarps up to $50
- Generators up to $750
Emergency managers urge every home to have a 72-hour disaster survival kit that includes a minimum three-day supply for each person and all pets.
At the minimum, your 72-hour disaster survival kit should contain the following: food, water (at least three gallons per person), blankets and pillows, cash, cell phone chargers, clothing, first aid kit, flashlight and batteries, keys, mosquito spray, a battery-operated NOAA weather radio, toiletries, toys, tools, important documents and pet care items.