May 25, 2010 5:13 PM by Veronica White

Tax-Free Hurricane Items this Weekend

Hurricane season starts June 1st, so prepare by saving money on supplies this weekend.

Items like batteries, generators and carbon monoxide detectors are tax free:

"It's the first 1500 dollars of each eligible item and you save 4% on each item," says sot: Susan Malcombe from the Department of Revenue.

Stine Lumber manager Robert Castro recommends getting the easily forgotten items as well, such as extension cords for portable generators and ice chests for refrigerated goods

To help out with getting all those items, Robert says his store in Broussard is offering extra savings.

"Everything throughout our store Memorial Day weekend will be 100% tax free. It offers a huge savings to the people of our community."

For more information on the tax-free weekend and to see a list of items, go to



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