Monday, May 24, 2010

Hurricane Preparedness Week Begins

News Highlights:
Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 23-29.
Virginia sales tax holiday, May 25-31.
Hurricane season starts June 1.
Submit emergency preparedness pictures online.

Time to prepare for hurricane season, it starts June 1.

The National Hurricane Center will observe Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 23-29. More information and resources are online.

Save money during Virginia’s hurricane sales tax holiday, May 25-31. Stock up on items during hurricane and flooding season, and add items to the family emergency supply kit. Many everyday items such as batteries, bottled water, duct tape and first-aid kits – as well as portable generators and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios – will be exempt from state sales tax.

For the complete release, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2010/hurricane-preparedness-sales-tax-holiday.htm.