storm preparedness

State Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Underway for Storm-Ready Items

From now through Sunday, February 27, you can buy supplies and equipment to get you ready for severe weather season without having to pay state sales tax. Some cities and counties are also dropping their taxes on these items.

Safe From The Storm: Putting Together a Hurricane Kit

Hurricane seasons run from June 1 until November 1 each year. One of the most important things you can do now is to put together a hurricane kit. That kit should contain bottled water, a flashlight and the other usual items in case your power and water service go out.  But you should also have copies of your important personal…

Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Underway

The state sales tax holiday weekend on severe weather preparedness items runs from Friday, Feb. 21 until midnight on Sunday, Feb. 23. Alabama shoppers can stock up tax free on supplies costing less than $60 that can be used for a natural disaster or a general emergency. Generators costing $1,000 or less also can be purchased free of the state’s…