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Hurricane preparedness information
Posted on 05/30/2018
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New state law calls for a sales tax holiday on the purchase of disaster preparedness supplies on or between June 1 and June 7, 2018. That includes the following items: 

  • A portable self-powered light source selling for $20 or less.
  • A portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather-band radio selling for $50 or less.
  • A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less.
  • An item normally sold as, or generally advertised as, a ground anchor system or tie-down kit and selling for $50 or less.
  • A gas or diesel fuel tank selling for $25 or less.
  • A package of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6- volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less.
  • A nonelectric food storage cooler selling for $30 or 2687 less.
  • A portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage and selling for $750 or less.
  • Reusable ice selling for $10 or less.

The sales tax holiday is not available within a theme park or entertainment complex, a public lodging establishment or an airport.

For more resources click here.
http://www.orangecountyfl.net/tabid/3761/default.aspx#.Ww8AHHovxaR

Since you are already marking your calendar, go ahead and pencil in these 2018-19 prioritized bad weather days: 

Priority

Date

Current Use

1

October 26, 2018

Professional Day/Student Holiday

2

November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving Break

3

November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Break

4

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Break

5

February 18, 2019

President's Day Holiday

6

March 22, 2019

SpringBreak

7

March 21, 2019

Spring Break

8

March 20, 2019

Spring Break

9

March 19, 2019

Spring Break

10

March 18, 2019

Spring Break