Alabama preps for severe weather preparedness

Alabama's second annual severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday will be held February 22-24.{} The state will waive its 4% sales tax on items used to prepare homes and businesses for hurricanes and tornadoes.{} Items covered include batteries, battery-powered radios, flashlights, tarpaulins, duct tape, plywood, self-contained first aid kits and fuel containers costing up to $60 per item.{} Also included are portable generators costing up to $1,000 each.{}