June 1st starts the first day of the 2017 hurricane season, and forecasts predict this year’s season will be more active than usual.
It is critical to prepare for hurricane season by making a disaster supply kit and developing a plan today. Remember, the best defense you have is to prepare early, so don't wait until it is too late.
During the 2017 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday June 2 through June 4, stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax. The full list of qualifying items: floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep/Documents/tip17a01-05.pdf
BBB and Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Hurricane Guide has tips on disaster preparedness, recovery, and repair, as well as info on government resources, storm chaser scams, and charity relief efforts.