HURRICANE SEASON ALERT! You can buy products tax-free until June 6th in preparation for the Florida Hurricane Season

Florida’s “Tax Free” days starts on May 30th, 2019 and this is a great time to plan ahead and begin gathering all the necessary items to keep you safe, well-nourished and hydrated

If you have lived in Florida for at least a few years, you’ve gone through the preparation and the rush of getting your home ready for a hurricane. But it doesn’t stop there. Your family needs to be aware of its needs in the aftermath of a strong hurricane, which is likely to leave you without electric power and water service for a few days, a few weeks or longer.

The entire state of Florida is a common target for strong tropical storms and hurricanes. We are located in an area with historic hurricane landfalls over the past 50 years. This points to a strong likelihood that this pattern will continue, with the possibility of stronger storms over the next few decades.

“It’s great to see our State creating tax relief programs like this,” says Bill DeMent, Founder and CEO of Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair & Restoration. “It helps people keep the potential of a hurricane in perspective, after enjoying many months without strong storms.”

Every homeowner should be aware of the threat even a Category 1 hurricane creates and preparing for it will help them be ready for the aftermath. The same goes for Property Managers who must tend to the needs of tenants who could be affected by a hurricane. One thing is for sure, water is often a culprit in the headaches these customers get following a major tropical storm or a hurricane.

“After Central Florida was hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017, we saw a surge in service calls related to water damage,” added James Groves, Chief Operating Officer for Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair & Restoration. “As people prepare for tax-free hurricane-relief products, we want them to become aware of the need to react quickly after water damage has occurred.

No one can ever be fully prepared for the grief a hurricane can bring, but as long as you have plenty of water, non-perishable food and batteries to keep your flashlights going, most people will have the ability to get through it.

If you want to know what “hurricane preparedness” products qualify under Florida’s tax-relief package HB 7123, follow this link to WESH News: