Floyd County
P.O. Box 218
Floyd, VA 24091
(540) 745-9300
E-Mail: info@floydcova.org


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Emergency Preparedness

Kevin W. Sowers, Emergency Management Coordinator

P. O. Box 218
120 West Oxford St.
Floyd County Courthouse
Floyd, Virginia 24091

Phone: (540) 745-9313
Fax: (540) 745-9305

Cell: (540)392-9914
24 Hours: (540) 745-9334

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Get ready to save money!

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is May 25-31

Go shopping the last week of May and save money on lots of useful items.  Virginia’s annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is May 25-31.  Before the storms hit, stock up on many supplies for protecting your home and business and you won’t pay sales tax on them.

New this year: gas-powered chainsaws costing less than $350 and chainsaw accessories are tax free!  Among other items that are tax-exempt are these, with a price of $60 or less:

  • Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs, reusable ice

  • Batteries, excluding car or boat batteries

  • Portable self-powered light sources, including flashlights and lanterns and glow sticks

  • First aid kits

  • Cell phone chargers

  • Weather Band radios and NOAA Weather Radios

  • Portable self-powered radios, including radios with electrical power capability

  • Bottled water of any size, including flavored and carbonated

  • Two-way radios

  • Manual can openers

  • Tarps, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths

  • Bungee cords and rope

  • Ground anchor systems, tie down kits

  • Ratchet straps

  • Duct tape

  • Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, fire extinguishers

  • Empty gas, propane or diesel fuel tanks or containers

  • Water storage containers such as buckets, barrels, canteens, coolers

Shop for items on this list that have a sales price of $1,000 or less:

  • Portable generators and generator power cords

  • Inverters and inverter power cables. 

Retail outlets will have information about the tax holiday.  For more, go to www.vaemergency.gov and www.ReadyVirginia.gov 


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To see the current weather at the Floyd County Department of Emergency Management EOC weather station located at the County Administration Building, click on the following web link: http://www.weatherlink.com/user/floyd/.

 

 



 
 

 

 

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