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Tax holiday for disaster preparedness supplies to last through June 10
- Pet leashes, collars, muzzles and pads costing $20 or less;
- Flashlights, lanterns and pet beds costing $40 or less;
- Batteries and weather radios costing $50 or less;
- Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers costing $70 or less;
- Tarps and portable pet kennels costing $100 or less; and
- Generators costing $1,000 or less.
- Know Your Home, Know Your Zone – Each year it’s important for residents to know if they live in an evacuation zone, a low-lying, flood-prone area, a mobile home or an unsafe structure during hurricane season. It is also very important for residents to know their home and its ability to withstand strong winds and heavy rain. Visit floridadisaster.org/know for more information.
- Make a Plan – Every household should have a disaster plan specific to the needs of their household. Every individual in the household should assist in developing the emergency plan and understand the plan. Visit floridadisaster.org/family-
plan for more information.
- Create a List of Important Items and Documents – During a storm, residents may need to evacuate quickly. Creating a list of important items and documents before a storm threatens the state will ensure residents will not forget important items during an evacuation.
- Review Insurance Policies – Residents should review their insurance policies prior to hurricane season to ensure they have enough coverage to fully recover from potential storm damages.
- Purchase Nonperishable Items at Grocery Stores – During grocery trips, residents are encouraged to pick up extra nonperishable items, such as canned fruits and vegetables, that can be included in their disaster supply kit to avoid last-minute crowds and shortages prior to a disaster.