MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The city of Mobile is gearing up to participate in the annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday this weekend.
The holiday runs February 22 - 24.
It serves as a way to get Alabama residents in stores and stocking up on items for their family disaster preparedness kit.
The following items are eligible:
Items below that have a sales price of $60 or less per item
Batteries: AAA-cell batteries, AA-cell batteries, C-cell batteries, D-cell batteries, 6-volt batteries, 9-volt batteries. (NOTE: coin batteries, automobile batteries, and boat batteries are not exempt.)
Cellular phone battery
Cellular phone charger
Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, two-way radio, weather-band 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, and other flexible, waterproof sheeting
Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kits
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
Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs, reusable ice
Self-contained first aid kit
Carbon monoxide detector
Gas or diesel fuel tank or container
Items below that have a sales price of $1,000 or less:
Portable generators and power cords