Flood Insurance Hurricane Coverage

Louisiana Gives Tax Free Weekend for Hurricane Supplies May 29-30

With the start of hurricane season just around the corner, the state of Louisiana wants to help its citizens be prepared.

On May 29th and 30th, residents of Louisiana can get a tax break when buying emergency supplies, including:

  • self-powered light sources like flashlights and candles
  • portable self-powered radios
  • two-way radios and weather-band radios
  • tarpaulins or other similar flexible waterproof sheeting
  • ground anchor systems / tie-down kits
  • fuel tanks (gas or diesel)
  • cell phone batteries and chargers
  • portable generators
  • carbon monoxide detectors

The tax holiday makes the 4% state sales tax exempt on the first $1,500 of the cost of such items, though local sales taxes still apply.

The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1.

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By Beth

Beth Foster, 27, joins our team from the field of real estate and property development. Originally from the east coast and now living in Florida, she is familiar with the overlap in homeowners insurance and specialty policies that cover extreme weather events like hurricanes and flooding. "People don't find out the gaps are there until something big happens and then, at the worst possible moment, they find out they aren't protected," said Blair. "Most folks just renew their policies every year and don't evaluate the terms. You'd be surprised how many people insure things they don't even own any more!" Contact Beth at with your homeowners and specialty insurance related questions.

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