Be prepared and save money: Hurricane supplies will be tax-free June 2-4, 2017

Posted: 10:02 AM, May 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-02 05:16:35-04

If you're not yet prepared for hurricane season, this weekend you can get essential supplies for a little cheaper.

Related: Hurricane Survival Guide

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.

Details of the sales tax holiday can be found here.