June 1st Marks The First Day Of Hurricane Season! Be Prepared!

Here Is A list Of Items That Are Tax Free From June 1st to June 7th

June 1, 2018

I am sure you probably look back at last years hurricane season and realize that you could have been more prepared!  Today marks the official first day of this years hurricane season and it also starts one week of TAX FREE purchasing power in the state of Florida for disaster items.  

From today, June 1 through June 7th, there are all kinds of items that should be in your Disaster Supply Kits that you can purchase tax free!  Items include batteries, gasoline containers, candles, flashlights, tarps generators and a lot more.  For a full list you can go to FloridaRevenue.com/disasterprep

What your disaster supply kit should contain:

    Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days

    Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days

    Non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices

    Foods for infants or the elderly

    Snack foods

    Non-electric can opener

    Cooking tools / fuel

    Paper plates / plastic utensils

    Blankets / Pillows, etc.

    Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes

    First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs

    Special Items - for babies and the elderly

    Toiletries - hygiene items

    Moisture wipes

    Flashlight / Batteries

    Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio

    Cash - Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.


    Toys, Books and Games

    Important documents - in a waterproof container

    insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.

    Document all valuables with videotape if possible

    Tools - keep a set with you during the storm

    Vehicle fuel tanks filled

    Pet care items

        Proper identification / immunization records

        Ample supply of food and water

        A carrier or cage


        Muzzle and leash

The Morning MIX is partnered with News 6 to get you in the weather information as fast as possible!  Jay, Dana & Adam spoke with News 6 Meteorologist Troy Bridges about what to expect this hurricane season: