DeSantis urges Floridians to prepare for hurricane season, take advantage of tax holiday

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – With hurricane season just around the corner, Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference Friday to urge Floridians to get prepared.

The governor was at a Home Depot in Boca Raton Friday morning with Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz to discuss the state’s hurricane tax holiday season.

DeSantis also touched on Florida’s response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and announced six “micro” COVID-19 testing sites at Publix stores and Home Depot locations around the state. DeSantis said further information on the sites will be released at a later date.

“If you’re shopping and you want to get a test, you have the ability, very easy access, you don’t even have to leave the parking lot to be able to do it,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis also urged Floridians to take advantage of the sales tax holiday, which runs from Friday through June 4.

“We want people to plan, have a plan for their family and prepare,” DeSantis said.

“We want to make sure you have seven days of supplies,” Moskowitz added. “Right now is the time to do that in an orderly fashion.”

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The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1 and runs until Nov. 30.

At Friday’s press briefing, DeSantis also fielded questions about the state’s response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. When asked if he planned to extend the state’s eviction moratorium, which expires on June 2, he said he hadn’t decided yet.

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