Severe Weather Awareness Week kicks off Monday, ends with tax holiday weekend

Updated: Feb. 22, 2021 at 7:58 AM EST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Monday kicks off severe weather awareness week, a campaign designed to help Alabamians prepare for deadly weather that could be deadly.

Severe Weather Awareness Week is a campaign to ensure everyone in Alabama has knowledge of terminology and safety rules when severe weather strikes. It also seeks to ensure residents have a reliable method of receiving emergency information, the designation of an appropriate shelter, and drills to test the plan.

The weekend coincides with the Severe Weather preparedness tax-free weekend. Certain emergency preparedness items will be exempt from the state’s 4-percent state sales tax, and in some cities and counties, local taxes are waived on those items.

Here you can find a list of those items along with a link to see which cities and counties are participating in the tax-free weekend.

The Severe Weather Preparedness tax holiday starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

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