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© Hoover Academy Sports and Outdoors manager John Potts said weather radios were a hot item on Saturday during the tax free holiday. (abc3340.com) © Hoover Academy Sports and Outdoors manager John Potts said weather radios were a hot item on Saturday during the tax free holiday. (abc3340.com)
BIRMINGHAM - AL -

At stores like The Home Depot, Lowe's and Academy Sports, people are taking advantage of the tax free weekend.

"Definitely weather radios," Academy Sports Manager, John Potts, said.

Potts says weather radios are flying off the shelves.

"I have the weather alert radio," Keli Parker said.

Parker got one. And that's not all. She's picking up lots of items hoping to help keep her and her family safe.

"We're trying to do a better job of that at my house," she said. "Just having batteries, the flashlights and the water and all that at hand when we need it, just incase we need it."

Derek Williamson has been waiting for this weekend for a while.

"Absolutely, I planned for it for about a month to save some money," he said.

He's been setting aside money for a new generator, among other things. He's urging others to do the same.

"The weekend helps in doing something that we all need to do and that's being prepared for whether it's weather, or a house hold emergency or even a simple power outage," Williamson said.

"If you can get anything off of the things you need, especially in this time with the economy the way it is, I would definitely take advantage of it," Potts said.

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