Hurricane preparedness shopping underway

By Christina Vazquez - Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Selling for $10 or less:

• Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)

Selling for $20 or less:

• Any portable self-powered light source

• Battery-powered flashlights

• Battery-powered lanterns

• Gas-powered lanterns (including propane, kerosene, lamp oil or similar fuel)

• Tiki-type torches

• Candles

Selling for $25 or less:

• Any gas or diesel fuel container (including LP gas and kerosene containers)

Selling for $30 or less:

• Batteries, including rechargeable batteries and excluding automobile and boat batteries (listed sizes only)

• AA-cell

• C-cell

• D-cell

• 6-volt

• 9-volt

• Coolers (food-storage; nonelectrical)

• Ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)

• Self-contained first-aid kit (already tax-exempt)

Selling for $50 or less:

• Tarpaulins (tarps)

• Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and other flexible waterproof sheeting

• Ground anchor systems

• Tie-down kits

• Bungee cords

• Ratchet straps

• Radios (self-powered or battery-powered)

• Two-way radios (self-powered or battery-powered)

• Weather band radios (self-powered or battery-powered)

Selling for $750 or less:

• Portable generators that will be used to provide light, communications or to preserve food in the event of a power outage

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