If you live in Florida, you know that hurricane season starts June 1st. In true Florida fashion, we have already seen our first tropical depression, Alberto.
This has prompted Governor Rick Scott to implement Tax free hurricane supply holiday in Jacksonville, FL May 31st- June 9th.
Included in this tax free holiday is all the essentials your family needs in time of a storm!
- Weather radios
- Gas cans
- Ice packs
For the tax free hurricane supply holiday in Jacksonville, FL generators will be a hot commodity to get. When the power goes out, families will need a back up to power the essential items. The most important thing you can do when picking out a generator is do your research!
You will need to first decide what you need to hook up to the generator. Most families use them for refrigerators, microwaves, cell phone chargers, portable fans, and TVs to keep track of the storm. Any generator under $750 is included in the tax free holiday.
Once you pick out a generator, consider installing carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home if you haven’t already done so. Keep the generator as far away from your house as possible to minimize carbon monoxide poisoning. Generators should not be kept in doors, garages, or around open windows. They need to be in a well ventilated space away from your family.
Lastly, make sure you have enough gas to run your generator. Gas stations tend to run out of fuel during a hurricane and it can be days before they restock. Prepare by getting a couple different size gas tanks and filling them days prior to the hurricane. Keep them in a dry place like the garage or shed.
Being prepared is what we want for all homeowners. If unfortunately, your home is damaged during a hurricane and insurance won’t give you enough to cover repairs, we are here to help! We can buy your home and we’ll take care of all necessary repairs needed. Just give us a call and we can walk you through the steps to help you and your family!