Floyd County
P.O. Box 218
Floyd, VA 24091
(540) 745-9300
E-Mail: info@floydcova.org

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Emergency Preparedness

Kevin W. Sowers, Emergency Management Coordinator

P. O. Box 218
120 West Oxford St.
Floyd County Courthouse
Floyd, Virginia 24091

Phone: (540) 745-9313
Fax: (540) 745-9305

Cell: (540)392-9914
24 Hours: (540) 745-9334


Get ready to save money!

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is May 25-31

Go shopping the last week of May and save money on lots of useful items.  Virginia’s annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is May 25-31.  Before the storms hit, stock up on many supplies for protecting your home and business and you won’t pay sales tax on them.

New this year: gas-powered chainsaws costing less than $350 and chainsaw accessories are tax free!  Among other items that are tax-exempt are these, with a price of $60 or less:

  • Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs, reusable ice

  • Batteries, excluding car or boat batteries

  • Portable self-powered light sources, including flashlights and lanterns and glow sticks

  • First aid kits

  • Cell phone chargers

  • Weather Band radios and NOAA Weather Radios

  • Portable self-powered radios, including radios with electrical power capability

  • Bottled water of any size, including flavored and carbonated

  • Two-way radios

  • Manual can openers

  • Tarps, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths

  • Bungee cords and rope

  • Ground anchor systems, tie down kits

  • Ratchet straps

  • Duct tape

  • Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, fire extinguishers

  • Empty gas, propane or diesel fuel tanks or containers

  • Water storage containers such as buckets, barrels, canteens, coolers

Shop for items on this list that have a sales price of $1,000 or less:

  • Portable generators and generator power cords

  • Inverters and inverter power cables. 

Retail outlets will have information about the tax holiday.  For more, go to www.vaemergency.gov and www.ReadyVirginia.gov 


To see the current weather at the Floyd County Department of Emergency Management EOC weather station located at the County Administration Building, click on the following web link: http://www.weatherlink.com/user/floyd/.






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