Moffett Road Ace Hardware

Emergency Supplies Available At Moffett Road Ace Hardware

Emergency Supplies Available At Moffett Road Ace Hardware
Ace Hardware at 7380 Moffett Road in Semmes has practically every item on the 2015 Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday sales “covered items” list so you can probably pick up most of your items there. Carter Johnston, the manager, guided me around the store while I looked for items on the emergency preparedness list. Here’s what I found:

Batteries
Flashlights
Tarpaulins
Plastic Sheeting
Drop Cloths
Ground anchor systems
Bungee Cords
Rope
Tie-down kits
Duct Tape
Plywood
Non-electric food storage coolers and water storage containers
Fire Extinguisers
Smoke detectors
Gas & diesel fuel tanks

That’s easily 75% of the items on the list. Ace probably has more but I just did not look. I did take note of the fact that Ace has propane tanks, new and exchanges, and lots of stuff not on the sales tax holiday list but which you probably need anyway – tools, hardware and such.

Emergency Supplies Should Include A First Aid Kit

Tax Free Hurricane Supplies

Sales Tax Holiday
Alabama will hold its fourth annual sales tax holiday, beginning Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe weather preparedness items free of state sales tax. The City Of Semmes, the City Of Mobile and Mobile County all participate in this sales tax holiday. Covered Items

AAA-cell batteriesAA-cell batteriesC-cell batteriesD-cell batteries6-volt batteries9-volt batteriesCellular phone batteryCellular phone charger

Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, two-way radio, weatherband radio or NOAA weather radio

Portable self-powered light source, including battery-powered flashlights, lanterns, or emergency glow sticks
TarpaulinPlastic sheetingPlastic drop clothsOther flexible, waterproof sheetingGround anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kitDuct tapePlywood, window film or other materials specifically designed to protect window coveringsNon-electric food storage cooler or water storage container

Non-electric can opener
Artificial iceBlue iceIce packsReusable iceSelf-contained first aid kitFire extinguisherSmoke detectorCarbon monoxide detector

Gas or Diesel fuel tank or container

TAXABLE: 

Coin batteriesAutomobile and boat batteries

Any portable generator and power cords used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage. A purchase with a sales price of  $1,000 or less qualifies for tax exempt status. Supplies  with a single item cost of less that $60 qualify for the tax exempt status.