It's smart to get ready for hurricane and flash flooding season, which arrives June 1. And it's smart to save money. Your can do both by shopping for such products as batteries, food storage containers, generators, first aid kits, bottled water, radios and more between May 25 and 31. When you do, you will not pay sales tax on may useful products that cost up to $60 or on generators costing $1,000 or less. A complete list of exempt items is available www.tax.virginia.gov/salestaxholiday. Purchasing supplies is important, but it's critical to make a family emergency plan. Protect your family now by making a plan.
Read more about hurricanes at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.