You know you're from the Gulf Coast region when . . . . .
You have FEMA's number on your speed dialer.
You have more than 300 'C' & 'D' batteries in your kitchen drawer.
Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti O's.
You're thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood covering
When describing your house to a prospective buyer, you say it has three
bedrooms, two baths & one safe hallway.
Your Social Security number isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms.
You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at Home Depot.
You are delighted to pay $3 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
You decide that your patio furniture looks better on the bottom of the
You own more than three large coolers.
You have 2-liter coke bottles & milk jugs filled with water in your
Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain; today you
can assemble a portable generator by candlelight.
You catch a 13-pound redfish in your driveway.
You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's insurance
At cocktail parties, women are attracted to the guy with the biggest
You have had tuna fish more than 5 days in a row.
There is a roll of tar paper in your garage.
You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work
at the Weather Channel.
Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.
Ice is a valid topic of conversation. (Tammie’s favorite!)
Your "drive-thru" meal consists of MRE's & bottled water.
Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.
You spend more time on your roof then in your living room.
A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.
You don't worry about relatives wanting to visit during the summer.
Your child's first words are "hunker down."
Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it's
You know the difference between the"good side" of a storm & the "bad
You go to work early & stay late just to enjoy the air conditioning.