Alabama is holding its severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday this weekend.
It's the eighth year for the tax holiday. Many communities in the state are participating.
From now through Sunday, you can stock up on necessary items, including batteries, weather radios, flashlights, generators and plywood, without having to pay the state sales tax.
From 12:01 a.m. Feb. 22 to midnight Feb. 24, the tax-exempt items include the following priced at $60 or less:
- Flashlights, lanterns
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
- First-aid kits
- Cell phone charger
- Two-way radios
- Manual can openers
- Tarps and plastic sheeting
- Duct tape
- Fire extinguishers
- Tie-down kits, bungee cords or rope
Other tax-free items include: Coolers, ice packs, plywood, window film and smoke/fire/carbon monoxide detectors. Portable generators and power cords costing $1,000 or less are also tax free.
This week was designated Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama by proclamation of the governor.