AL's severe weather preparedness tax-free weekend begins Friday - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

AL's severe weather preparedness tax-free weekend begins Friday

(Source: Alabama Retail website) (Source: Alabama Retail website)

(WTVM) -  Friday begins a tax-free weekend in Alabama so people can be prepared for severe weather.

This weekend, you can head to stores like the Academy Sports in Auburn and buy items like batteries, first aid kits, and water tax-free on purchases of up to $60.

You will also be able to buy generators for less than $1,000 tax free.

Other tax-exempt items include:

  • AAA-cell batteries AA-cell batteries C-cell batteries D-cell batteries 6-volt batteries 9-volt batteries
  • Cellular phone battery
  • Cellular phone charger
  • Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, two-way radio, weatherband radio or NOAA weather radio
  • Portable self-powered light source, including battery-powered flashlights, lanterns, or emergency glow sticks
  • Tarpaulin
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Plastic drop cloths
  • Other flexible, waterproof sheeting
  • Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kit
  • Duct tape
  • Plywood, window film or other materials specifically designed to protect window coverings
  • Non-electric food storage cooler or water storage container
  • Non-electric can opener

The tax free weekend ends Sunday at midnight. 

For more information on what the weekend entails, you can check out the Alabama Retail website by clicking here. Here is a list of participating Alabama counties

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