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Hurricane Preparedness Tax Holiday Begins Today

The front of a building is torn off. A hurricane Evacuation Route signs sits on top of the rubble.
Regan McCarthy
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WFSU-FM
Gov. Ron DeSantis wants Floridians to start preparing for the upcoming hurricane season which starts June first.

Hurricane supplies are tax-free in Florida now through June 4. The Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday gives shoppers a break on items for hurricane kits like flashlights, batteries, and generators. Gov. Ron DeSantis is urging Floridians to buy whatever they need as the season gets underway.

“We want people to plan, have a plan for their family, prepare, and hopefully we get spared having major storms hit the state of Florida, but as we know going through this every year, you got to be prepared for the storms to come, and if you’re prepared then you’ll be able to weather the storm effectively," DeSantis says.

Other tax-free items include ice packs, certain radios, and coolers. Hurricane season starts Monday.