MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) -- Alabama residents are encouraged to take part in a sales state holiday this weekend for severe weather preparedness items.
Governor Robert Bentley says its an opportunity for people to stock up on supplies they will need before, during, and after severe weather.
The holiday begins at 12:01 Friday and runs through Sunday.
Items covered by the state sales tax holiday include:
Several types of batteries, including cell phone batteries and chargers
NOAA weather radios
Flashlights, lanterns, and emergency glow sticks
First aid kits
Plywood, window film or other materials, specifically designed to protect window openings
Gas or Diesel fuel containers
Tarpaulins and plastic sheeting
Any non-electric food storage cooler or water storage container
Non-electric can openers
Any artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs, or reusable ice
Fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors
Ground anchor systems such as cords or rope or tie-down kits
The covered items must cost $60 or less, except for generators, which are covered as long as they cost $1,000 or less.
Several cities and counties across Alabama are joining the state by removing their own local sales and use taxes from the same items during the same weekend.
A complete list can be found on the Alabama Department of Revenue website at: http://revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/WPholiday.cfm