By Amy Marcos
Summer is right around the corner, and all Floridians know and fear what that means: hurricane season is here. Running from June 1 to November 1 in Florida, hurricane season begins in a few days, but subtropical storms have already made appearances this year. On May 15, Governor Ron DeSantis approved a sales tax-free holiday, called the 2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, for hurricane season supplies. Here’s what that bill covers from May 31 through June 6.
Batteries (priced $30 or less):
Ice (priced $10 or less):
Lights (priced $20 or less)
Gas containers (priced $25 or less):
Plastic (priced $50 or less):
Waterproof sheeting (such as plastic dropcloths)
Bungee cords (priced $50 or less)
Portable generators (priced $750 or less)
Tie-down kits (priced $50 or less)
Ratchet straps (priced $50 or less)
Radios (battery, solar, or hand-crank powered) (priced $50 or less)
Below you can view the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s predictions for hurricane season this year in Florida.