The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its 2021 outlook and it spells out a rather hectic hurricane season. NOAA’s recent prediction called for a 70% chance of having between thirteen and twenty named storms with six to ten of those reaching hurricane status. NOAA’s 2021 outlook is similar to last year’s, which turned out to be the busiest hurricane season on record with a whopping 30 named storms, including six major hurricanes. In 2020, 11 tropical storms and hurricanes made landfall in the U.S., including five which pummeled Louisiana.
Florida residents can stock up on hurricane supplies and save on essentials for storm preparedness like batteries, flashlights and ice chests during the state’s 10-day sales tax holiday extending from May 28 to June 6. Here’s the list of sale tax-exempt items and their caps:
Reusable ice, $20 or less Portable self-powered light source, $40 or less Certain portable radios, $50 or less A gas or diesel fuel tank, $50 or less Packages of certain battery types, $50 or less A non-electric food storage cooler, ice chests $60 or less Portable power banks, $60 or less Tarps, $100 or less Ground anchor systems or tie-down kits, $100 or less Portable generators for use in a power outage, $1,000 or less