Hurricane season begins today. Are you prepared? The National Hurricane Center has predicted that this season will be an average one, but that still means up to 14 named storms and as many as seven of those could become hurricanes. The NHC is predicting that between one and three of those could be major storms. Weather and emergency experts advise packing your hurricane kit now which should include bottled water, canned goods, flashlights, batteries and a radio. You also should know by now whether you and your family are going to evacuate. If you are, know where you're going. If you're not staying with friends or family, make your hotel reservations early.