MIAMI (AP)_Most residents along East and Gulf coasts don't plan to take simple steps to protect themselves and their homes from hurricanes.
That's according to a Mason-Dixon poll released today.
One in four residents say they didn't feel at all vulnerable to hurricanes. They also believe they could evacuate flood-prone areas 30 minutes to an hour before a hurricane made landfall.
The poll also reports that a majority of those surveyed thought masking tape could help stop windows from shattering _ which is a myth.
The telephone poll surveyed 11-hundred adults from April 20th through the 26th in 12 coastal states from Maine to Texas. It has a margin of error of plus or minus three points.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June first and runs through November.