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Hurricane Preparedness Resources
Posted on 05/29/2019
Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Sales tax holiday on the purchase of disaster preparedness supplies begins May 31 and ends June 6, 2019. 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 2019-18 prioritized bad weather days: 
1. October 18 - Professional Day
2. November 25 - Thanksgiving Week Day 1
3. November 26 - Thanksgiving Week Day 2
4. November 27 - Thanksgiving Week Day 3
5. February 17 - President's Day
6. March 20 - Spring Break
7. March 19 - Spring Break
8. March 18 - Spring Break
9. March 17 - Spring Break
10. March 16 - Spring Break