With all the recent flooding affecting Texas, it's always a good thing to be prepared in case of a disaster or emergency. This weekend starting on Saturday April 23rd through Midnight Monday April 25th, you can purchase emergency preparation supplies tax-free during this special sales holiday.

According to The Texas Comptroller's Office, there is no limit on the number of qualifying supplies you can purchase. Here's a list of supplies that qualify:

Less than $3000
Portable generators
Less than $300
Hurricane shutters
Emergency ladders
Less than $75
Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
First aid kits
Fuel containers
Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
Hatchets
Axes
Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
Nonelectric coolers and ice chests for food storage
Nonelectric can openers
Portable self-powered light sources (hand cranked flashlights)
Portable self-powered radios, including two-way and weather band radios
Reusable and artificial ice products
Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
Tarps and other plastic sheeting

These supplies do not qualify for tax exemption:
Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
Camping stoves
Camping supplies
Chainsaws
Plywood
Extension ladders
Stepladders
Tents
Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
Services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies

For more information contact The Comptroller's Office at 1-800-252-5555.