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2024 Hurricane Season


While it may be hard to believe we are already however, by the time we go to print, we will

officially be at that beginning of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season which began this

week, on June 1st.


The National Hurricane Center, released their first predictions before the official start of the

season and hurricane forecasters are expecting it to be one of the busiest hurricane seasons

in years.


These early predictions indicate an active season, due to the combination of La Niña and record warm water temperatures in the Atlantic basin, which includes the northern Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.


With this in mind, the beginning of hurricane season is a perfect time to prepare for pending

storms. June 1-14 are sales tax holidays throughout Florida. A second 14-day sales tax holiday

will start in August, just in time for the peak of hurricane season.

Eligible items included in the tax-free holiday include:


• A portable generator used to provide light or communications with a sales price of $3,000 or

less.

• A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting with a sales price of $100 or less.

• An item normally sold as, or generally advertised as, a ground anchor system or tie-down kit

with a sales price of $100 or less.

• A smoke detector or smoke alarm with a sales price of $70 or less.

• A fire extinguisher with a sales price of $70 or less.

• A carbon monoxide detector with a sales price of $70 or less.

• A nonelectric food storage cooler with a sales price of $60 or less.

• A portable power bank with a sales price of $60 or less.

• A gas or diesel fuel tank with a sales price of $50 or less.

• A portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather-band radio with a sales price of $50

or less.

• A package of AA-cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile

and boat batteries, with a sales price of $50 or less.

• A portable self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank, or gas) with a

sales price of $40 or less, including: flashlights, lanterns and candles.

• Eligible light sources and radios qualify for the exemption, even if electrical cords are included

in the purchase.

• Reusable ice (ice packs) with a sales price of $20 or less.

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