Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday people need to take advantage of the break from Alabama's sales tax to stock up on supplies such as battery-powered radios, weather radios, first aid kits, portable generators and plywood.
The holiday from sales tax will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will run through the end of the day on Sunday.
Items covered by the sales tax holiday must cost $60 or less with the exception of generators which must cost $1,000 or less.
Several cities and counties have joined the state and are removing their own sales and use taxes from the covered items over the weekend.