It’s always surprising to find out how few people are taking advantage of what I call the preppers tax cut. I don’t know the full scope of how it hits nationally but I know many states in the Union participate in tax-free weekends for emergency preparedness. This is an invaluable option, particularly, if you are in the market for something like a generator. The big ticket items will equal big savings.
This article gives an example of what these lists look like. The one featured by this author comes out of Texas. The list is very similar to others I have seen. Keep an eye out for hurricane season for your state to do the same.
The other piece of this puzzle is to pressure your state officials to do this if they are not currently. It doesn’t have to be only for hurricanes. Every state has its challenges.