Birmingham, AL – Alabama will hold its second annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Feb. 22-24, during which time residents can purchase items recommended by ReadyAlabama for an emergency preparedness kit. Building on its collaboration with ReadyAlabama in 2012, Verizon Wireless has activities planned throughout the weekend to educate consumers about emergency preparedness.
During the sales tax holiday, participating Verizon stores in Alabama will distribute ReadyAlabama’s emergency kit supply list. In addition, customers can bring in their smartphones to these locations throughout the weekend and have them set up with the latest severe weather applications along with local text alerts.
“Wireless technology serves as a vital communications tool when severe weather strikes,” said Jonathan LeCompte – president, Verizon Wireless Georgia/Alabama Region. “Verizon works year-round to ensure our network is prepared, and we’re excited to work with ReadyAlabama to help ensure that Alabamians are prepared as well.”
Representatives from ReadyAlabama will be available in Montgomery and Tuscaloosa to help educate customers on severe weather preparedness. Brooke Mills, Disaster Preparedness and Response Director for Serve Alabama will be at the Montgomery location from 2-4 p.m. on Friday; and Jon Mason, Director of Serve Alabama will be at the Tuscaloosa location on Saturday.
Cell phone batteries and charges are included in the Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Free Holiday. To find out what else is on the list, click here.