The 2022 Hurricane season, which runs June 1 through November 30, is upon us, and agencies across the state have been working hard to provide information on how we can be prepared for what Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say could be an above average active severe weather season. Floridians have an opportunity to get prepared for the hurricane season while saving big on qualified hurricane supplies through June 10.

It has been estimated that Floridians will save up to $25.6 million during the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, more than double of the 2021’s $10.5 million in savings, according to the Governor’s Office.

Have questions about what qualifies and doesn’t qualify the 2022 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday?  Just click here now.

Staying up to date with information is always important, but even more so during hurricane season. Go to for updates, communication links, and the downloadable AlertOsceola app. Preparedness saves lives!

Build a Kit – Be prepared for at least 72 hours with food, water, medications for your family.

Here are some more important tips to ensure you and your family are prepared:

Keep these documents in a waterproof, portable container:

  • Important telephone numbers
  • Record of bank account numbers
  • Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
  • Record of credit card account numbers and companies
  • Inventory of valuable household goods
  • Copy of will, insurance policies, deeds, stocks and bonds
  • Passports, Social Security cards, immunization records


  • Battery operated radio or television
  • Smartphones quick chargers
  • Flashlight and lanterns
  • Extra batteries and extra bulbs
  • Extension cords (heavy duty)
  • Thermos for hot food, coolers for cold
  • Manual can opener/utility knife
  • Towels for cleanup
  • Plastic sheeting/tarps
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Full propane tanks
  • Duct tape
  • Generator (NEVER operate a generator indoors or inside a garage)
  • Gas cans
  • Gas grill
  • Tree saw for cutting fallen limbs
  • Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Hand tools, pliers, screwdrivers, wrench, hammer and nails
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fix-a-flat aerosol
  • Mops, buckets and cleaning supplies