Poll: Complacency sets in over Florida's ten year hurricane drought

Florida's ten year hurricane drought has brought a relative lack of concern, and that could lead to complacency. 

A poll by Mason-Dixon finds 60% of Floridians feel the state will once again avoid a major storm this season, and don't feel vulnerable to the damage one court cause. 

And nearly one in three people say they will not evacuate in the face of a Category 1 storm.

Among younger residents 18-34, only 28% think there is at least some chance for a hurricane, and 67% don't believe there is.  Among those 65+, a majority (51%) do feel a storm could develop and only 42% are doubtful.

Listen to Action News Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh react to the poll results, and look ahead to what's currently brewing in the tropics.

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