2013 Hurricane Season Tax Holiday
BE READY FOR HURRICANE SEASON
Don’t wait for the next hurricane only to fight the crowds for scare supplies! Between May 25th-31st, 2013, take advantage of a sales tax holiday on emergency supplies. From food containers to generators you can avoid the sales tax and get your family prepared for less.
Gleaning For The World is prepared to help families when the next storm comes, but you will be better off not needing our help.
Items Under $60
- Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs and reusable ice.
- Batteries (excluding automobile or boat batteries).
o AAA, AA, C and D size.o 6- or 9-volt.o Cell phone batteries.
- Any battery-powered light sources ,including flashlights, lanterns and glow sticks — no candles.
- Tarpaulins, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and other flexible waterproof sheeting.
- Bungee cords and rope.
- Ground anchor systems or tie down kits.
- Ratchet straps.
- Duct tape.
- Carbon monoxide detectors.
- Smoke detectors.
- Fire extinguishers.
- Empty gas, propane or diesel fuel tanks or containers.
- Water storage containers, including buckets, barrels, canteen, cans, cooler.
- Nonelectric food storage coolers.
- Bottled water, any size and number of bottles, including flavored, carbonated and vitamin water.
- Manual can openers.
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radios (including radios with an electrical power option).
- Two-way radios.
- Weather band radios and NOAA Weather Radios.
- Storm shutter devices that are made, rated and marketed specifically for the prevention of storm damage to windows — no plywood.
- Cell phone chargers.
- First aid kits
Items Under $1,000
- Portable generators and generator power cords.
- Inverters and inverter power cables.
Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. People who live in hurricane prone communities should know their vulnerability, and what actions should be taken to reduce the effects of these devastating storms. The information on this page can be used to save lives at work, home, while on the road, or on the water.
Step 1: Build A Kit / “To-Go Bag”
- Get an Emergency Supply Kit, which includes items like non-perishable food, water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. You may want to prepare a portable kit and keep it in your car in case you are told to evacuate.
Step 2: Make A Plan
- Prepare your family with an emergency plan
- Prepare your church or business
- Plan to protect your property
Step 3: Be Informed
- Familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify a hurricane.
- A hurricane watch means a hurricane is possible in your area. Be prepared to evacuate. Monitor local radio and television news outlets or listen to NOAA Weather Radio for the latest developments.
- A hurricane warning is when a hurricane is expected in your area. If local authorities advise you to evacuate, leave immediately.