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Severe weather preparedness tax free weekend underway

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TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL - Last night's weather came as a coincidental reminder to be prepared for potentially dangerous weather.

At midnight, Friday, Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday began. It'll run until midnight Sunday.

When the rain pours and the lightning strikes, being prepared is crucial.

The more than 30 items available tax-free across Alabama this weekend can help make any severe weather situation a little more bearable.

Governor Robert Bentley said, “People tend to forget. You know when you don't go through one for a few months or a few years you don't realize that you need to be prepared.”

Sporting goods stores all over Alabama are participating in the tax-free weekend.

Academy's store manager said last night's weather has already had an impact on customers in Tuscaloosa.

 “We have had some activity early time morning of people purchasing things already for the storm season and taking advantage of the tax free time,” Manager Glenn Wilkinson said.

Northport's Interim Fire Chief, Bart Marshall said this weekend is a good time to make sure your family has a disaster plan. The chief added, “I would also suggest that you know how to cut off your utilities in your home. Be able to cut your water off, your gas, and then also your electricity.

Marshall said assembling a disaster supply kit that includes batteries, phone charges, and duct tape from the tax exempt list along with any medications and necessities for special needs family members is a good idea.

 For a complete list of the items that are tax free this weekend click here.

 A number of counties and cities are also participating in the tax free holiday weekend.

The severe weather preparedness weekend first began in 2012 in response to the devastating tornadoes of April 27, 2011.

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