Hurricane Preparations


For those of you in Louisiana who have not heard, there will be a weekend of “sales tax holiday” for purchases of hurricane preparedness supplies on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, 2009.  According to the email from Representative Steve Carter’s office the following items will be exempt from sales tax on these two dates:

– self-powered light sources such as flashlights and candles

– portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, and weather band radios

– tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting

– ground anchor systems or tie-down kits

– gas or diesel fuel tanks

– AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries – automobile and boat batteries are excluded

– cellular phone batteries and chargers

– non-electric food storage coolers

– portable generators used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage

– storm shutter devices, which are defined as materials and products manufactured, rated, and marketed specificially for the purposes of preventing window damage from storms

– carbon monoxide detectors

– blue ice products

I hope this is helpful as you make reasonable and prudent preparations for the upcoming “hurricane season.”  And I don’t really know what “blue ice products” means.  Maybe the self-contained re-freezable gel packs of various kinds?

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