June 1st will be the beginning of hurricane season. We may be a little further up from the coast, but as we can remember from Hurricane Rita we still do get some nasty weather. It's time to get prepared and to help you along will be a Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday during the last Friday and Saturday of the month.During May 26-27 Louisiana residents won't have to pay the four percent state sales tax on items such as flashlights, weather radios, waterproof sheeting, gas or diesel fuel tanks, batteries and chargers and storm shutter devices. The sales tax holiday exempts the first $1,500 of the purchase price.

Local sales taxes will more than likely still apply, but every little bit helps right?