Save money from April 27-29 while preparing for emergencies
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 26) — The weekend of April 27 until April 29 is a great time to add to your emergency kit and gather supplies you may need for the upcoming hurricane season since Texas sales tax will be waived on many of those items.
"The offseason is the best time to prepare for hurricane season,” says FOX 26 News Meteorologist John Dawson. "Look through your supplies and then look through the list of items with waived sales tax. I know there will be something there you need.”
One weekend each spring, the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday in Texas help residents prepare for emergencies. This holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and end at midnight on Monday, April 29.Read the full article
Hurricane Hack: Knowing if your food is safe after a power outage
When does food go bad during a power outage? It can be a difficult answer to know. Thankfully there's a life hack for that.
All of the items you will need, you probably already have at home:
If you know you know you could lose power, fill the clear glass with water. Then place it in the freezer. Once the water is frozen, drop the quarter on top and place the glass back in the freezer.Read the full article
How to survive a blackout: 5 tips to get you through a power outage
You’ve lost power, but don’t panic. Here are five tips to help you survive a blackout, from Ready.gov and Popular Mechanics :
1. Be prepared with alternative lighting. Have a flashlight and extra batteries somewhere that's easily accessible so you won’t be fumbling in the dark.
2. If you don’t have coolers and extra ice on hand, you have a limited time to enjoy perishable food. Once the temperature in your fridge goes above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s time to throw things away. Bacteria will start to grow, and you don’t want to have to clean out rotten or melted food days later.Read the full article
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