Saturday begins 2nd disaster preparedness sales tax holiday

Published on August 25, 2023 at 9:22 am

This Saturday marks the start of Florida’s second Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday. It runs through Sept. 8.

The two-week holiday, which first started May 27 through June 9, allows Florida residents to save on hurricane preparedness supplies.

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In May, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7063, extending the holiday over two 14-day events. It is projected that Floridians will save $144 million on weather emergency supplies.

Consumers can purchase qualifying supplies, including dog or cat food, ice, generators, radios and more.

It is recommended to have a disaster kit ready with at least three days’ worth of food, water and medicine. You may not have access to these supplies for days or even weeks after a hurricane.

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