The tax break is provided by the Louisiana Legislature to help people buy severe weather items. These range from generators to batteries.
And, many stores are offering specials to coincide with the tax-free shopping and memorial day promotions.
The tax breaks apply to the first 15 hundred dollars of purchases. Store clerks can tell you what is eligible for the exemption. It applies only to the state 4-cent sales tax and not to local taxes.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/23/14