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LINKS: Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Gets Underway

Hurricane season begins in less than a week, so now is the time to make sure you and your home are prepared.

Among the $2.7-billion tax relief package the Governor signed into law yesterday are two, two-week Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays.

The first beginning Saturday, May 27th.

It includes most batteries, flashlights, tarps, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper and cleaning supplies. Also included are some pet supplies including leashes, collars, pads, carriers and food.

Click here to see the full list.

"The best thing that you can do to make sure you're storm ready is to make sure you're prepared," says Miami-Dade County Commissioner Kevin Cabrera, who also reminds everyone that the Home Hardening Sales Tax Exemption is also underway. From now through next June, you won't pay sales tax on impact resistant windows, doors and garage doors.

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A second two-week disaster preparedness sales tax holiday comes at the end of August.

Hurricane season begins on June 1st and runs through November 30th.

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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