Virginia is smack dab in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard, an area often threatened by hurricanes.
Are you ready, should a storm threaten our region?
The time is right for planning. Virginians are offered a sales tax holiday May 25-May 31, 2014, in time to prepare for the Atlantic Hurricane season which starts June 1.
Purchases of designated items—like portable generators and flashlights—are exempt from Virginia sales tax during the seven-day tax holiday. Portable generators must be priced at $1,000 or less, and other eligible items must be priced at $60 or less each. For details, visit Hurricane Preparedness Equipment Holiday
Along with items to help through an emergency, consider making a family plan including considerations for shelter options, evacuation, and emergency power needs.
This year’s hurricane season is expected to produce eight to 13 named tropical storms that form in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Only those with wind speeds of 74 mph will be called hurricanes.
It takes only one storm making landfall to cause hardship. Are you ready?