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Tropical Storm Bertha will not move into the Gulf of Mexico but tropical storm advisories are posted for areas of the Caribbean. This is the 2nd named storm of the Atlantic Basin hurricane season.



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Hurricane preparedness

Hurricane season begins June 1st and that means it's time to start thinking about hurricane supplies.

Governor Rick Scott signed legislation this morning creating a nine-day sales tax holiday on hurricane supplies starting May 31.
It is intended to help cut the cost of creating a storm kit and remind people to prepare for potential storms.

Here's what you can buy tax free:
- a flashlight.
- two way or weather radio.
- a tarp or other waterproofing material.
- a first aid kit.
- batteries.
- a cooler.
And a generator that costs less than 750 dollars.

W-E-A-R will help you get prepared with "Storm Watch 2014" - a half-hour special on what you need to know to protect your home and family.

The special airs Friday May 30th at 7 pm, right here on Channel 3.

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