“Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.”
The list of items except from the tax includes tarpaulins, bungee cords and rope, duct tape (good for just about any emergency!), fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fuel tanks, coolers, bottled water, and first aid kits. You can even purchase a manual can opener without tax.
For the entire list of goods and any restrictions on their purchase, check the Virginia hurricane preparedness website.
It never hurts to be prepared.