Florida Hurricane Preparations Checklist 2021

Florida Hurricane Preparations 2021 Sales Tax Holiday FLPalmBeach Martin Group

Florida 2021 Sales Tax Holiday

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is earlier this year and takes place May 28 – June 6, 2021. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30, 2021. Hurricane forecasts begin May 15 this year. June 1, 2021 is the first day of the official . Are you prepared? 

Time to prepare for Hurricane Season during the week of May 28 thru June 6, 2021 to save a some money. Purchase supplies FREE of Sales Tax that might be needed or used during the Florida Hurricane Season. There are only a few days to take advantage of NO sales tax.

Last year’s hurricane season was one for the record books with 30 named storms, including 12 making landfall in the U.S. It is best to prepare early and take advantage of the tax-free holiday to purchase items now instead of waiting until they are in high demand and short supply.

NO Florida Sales Tax on Hurricane Preparation Items
May 28 -June 6, 2021 are Sales Tax Holidays!

Florida Hurricane Preparations 2021 Sales Tax Holiday FLPalmBeach Martin Group

Quick Check List of Supplies Below 

Basic Emergency Supplies Kit

To assemble your kit store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight 
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for canned food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

 

Additional Emergency Supplies

Since Spring of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended people include additional items in their kits to help prevent the spread of coronavirus or other viruses and the flu.

Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:

  • Masks (for everyone ages 2 and above), soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces
  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  • Prescription eyeglasses and contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler’s checks
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
  • Special supplies needed by Seniors

Historical Hurricane Tracking Map

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Click "Palm Beach" above and go to an interactive hurricane tracking map.

The official Hurricane Season starts June 1st and ends on November 30, 2020. Don’t wait until it is too late. Have a plan for your family and pets. Be Prepared. These websites have several resources:

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes#before

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

Extensive List of Supplies For Emergencies

NOAA Predicting 'Average’ Atlantic Hurricane Season with More Storms

Based on the most recent 30-year higher averages climate record, more storms are predicted for the 2021 Florida hurricane season.

This graphic captures the changes in Atlantic hurricane season averages from the last three-decade period of 1981-2010 to the most current such period, 1991-2020. 

The updated averages for the Atlantic hurricane season have increased with 14 named storms and 7 hurricanes. The average for major hurricanes remains unchanged at 3. 

The previous Atlantic storm averages, based on the period from 1981 to 2010, were 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. Learn more: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

You can track any of the Tropical Storms this summer and fall at this website: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/174935.shtml?cone#contents

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