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ECU Study: People Use TV When Hurricane Threatens

A new study out of East Carolina University says more people in the east rely on television over other media sources when a hurricane is threatening.

More than 1,000 residents of 21 counties were surveyed for the study of hurricane risk information use and emergency communication. TV ranks as the primary source of severe weather information for 95 percent of residents.

Other sources include social networks or word-of-mouth, commercial radio and the internet.

Most participants said that they are prepared for hurricane season, and three out of four reported having a plan.


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