A sales tax holiday will spare residents state and local levies for items priced at $60 or less, and bigger-ticket items such as generators priced at $1,000 or less. The tax holiday runs through May 31.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30.
WHAT ITEMS ARE EXEMPT FROM SALES TAX?
Many items used every day are included, such as batteries and flashlights; bottled water and coolers; tarps, plastic sheeting and duct tape; smoke detectors and fire extinguishers; portable radios; cell phone chargers; first aid kits and more. Portable generators and inverters also are included as well as chainsaws and chainsaw accessories.
For a full list of products eligible for the sales-tax break, go to www.tax.virginia.gov .
The Associated Press contributed to this report.