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Tax-free week is here, so time to stock up on hurricane supplies

Waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay as Miami feels the effects of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10, 2017.
Waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay as Miami feels the effects of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10, 2017. AP

Although it feels like Florida just dealt with Hurricane Irma, it's time to think again about getting ready for the big one.

Hurricane season is starting anew — and so are the headaches of preparing for it.

But there's incentive to get ready.

From June 1 through 7, storm supplies are tax-free in Florida.

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The tax break includes flashlights, batteries, gas containers, radios, generators, tarps, reusable ice packs, tie-down kits and ground anchor systems.

Water is not on the list.

The tax-free period starts at 12:01 a.m. June 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 7.

Here is the list of all eligible items.

There is only a 25 percent chance of a below normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season according to NOAA. With a 75 percent chance of either a near-normal or above normal season, NOAA gives its advice on how to stay safe.



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