does the Gulf consider hurricanes a threat?

Gulf Coast residents wary over hurricanes
But experts are baffled that over half of all U.S. coastal residents don’t see a threat

— reported by the Houston Chronicle

Coastal residents on the Southeast and Southwest Gulf Coast feel they are more vulnerable to damage from a hurricane, tornado or flooding than do residents farther north, according to a recent poll released Tuesday.

The poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, showed that nearly 58 percent of residents from Texas to North Carolina feel vulnerable, compared with 30 percent of those farther north.

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