It's the FIRST day of hurricane season. Tonight we're reminding you what can happen if you're NOT prepared. This year - experts are predicting a normal season - with 8 to 13 named storms and three to six hurricanes. You can stock up on everything you need to keep your family safe... TAX FREE through June 8th. Channel 4's Marques White has more on the items you may not have thought about buying. 3 00-0508-1315-2024-271:13- 1:181:37-1:411:49-1:53103732 MW SU: AT HOME DEPOT AND PLACES LIKE IT -- THEY ARE SELLING THESE EMERGENCY KITS THAT HAVE ITEMS INSIDE LIKE A FIRST AID KIT, BATTERIES, AND A FLASHLIGHT.People were out Sunday at the Home Depot in Arlington. Some say they know what it's like to not be prepared for a hurricane. 102642 BETTY MORALES/NOT PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON YET: 1989 Hugo and South Carolina.reporter question: what was that like? MORALES: scary, but we survived.102307 CHARLES MILLER/PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON: I been through a couple of them. I know what it is.That's why people are being encouraged to get their emergency kits ready. People are glad to hear about the tax free holiday.102432 CHARLES MILLER/PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON: It saves you quite a bit of money, quite a bit Your kit should include food, water, blankets, flashlights, and prescription medications. You'll also want to have a weather radio, cash, a tarp of flexible waterproof sheeting, a tie down system, and helmets, and tennis shoes. A report says it's important to have a helmet -- because after the 2011 Joplin tornado -- many people dealt with head injuries from falling debris. You'll also want to have tennis shoes -- because there could be broken glass all over the place.Experts say if you don't have tennis shoes -- have your boots ready. You also want to have a generator and gas for that generator -- and you'll want to practice using the generator before storms strike.105153 PETE MILLER/HOME DEPOT: one of the major reasons for hospital visits after a storm is chainsaws and generators because people don't operate them properly. Experts say you should also know where your local shelter is.Bob Felton says he has relatives to the north and south where he could stay if there was an emergency. He's reminding us about the importance of being ready.101720 BOB FELTON/PREPA RED FOR HURRICANE SEASON: they threaten, so i just want to be ready just in case.) 101839 BOB FELTON/PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON: i'd rather be prepared and not have to use then them and not to be prepared... and I'm in a world of hurt.Being ready will save you from rushing around at the last minute and being stuck in traffic.103415 MW SU: EXPERTS SAY YOU'LL ALSO WANT TO HAVE FOOD, WATER, AND MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR PETS. MW, C4, TLS.