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Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins May 31, 2014
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Hurricane season begins on June 1st and now is the time to get ready. Take advantage of Florida's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, May 31 through June 8, 2014.

Take advantage of Florida's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, May 31 through June 8, 2014.  The tax free period includes items such as batteries, flashlights, radios, tie-down kits, tarps and generators.  Having an emergency storm kit is a simple way to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.


Simple ways to help yourself, our Community, and our State be prepared:

  1. Use the upcoming Tax Free Hurricane Days to fortify or create your hurricane supply kit. 
  2. Print the associated document to identify supplies that will be tax free during the Sales Tax Holiday.  Have it handy when you go to do your shopping to ensure the stores honor the tax free items you purchase.
  3. Visit the Town’s website: and review items that are specific to Longboat Key including shelter information, evacuation routes, local numbers you may need, and additional information to keep you safe during the hurricane season.
  4. Reach out to your neighbors!  Assist elderly or handicapped neighbors plan for the upcoming storm season.
  5. Visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management at or by phone at 850-413-9969, to receive planning guides, information, and maps.
  6. Consider registering Emergency Contact Information on the State’s website at:

Thanks to those who are helping their elderly friends and neighbors prepare. Your thoughtfulness and dedication to our community is greatly appreciated.


Office of the Town Clerk

Trish Granger, Town Clerk


Town of Longboat Key    -    501 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228    -    Phone: (941) 316-1999 Fax: (941) 316-1656
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