If a hurricane comes into the Gulf of Mexico, Belhaven is likely to be threatened with campuses in Orlando, Houston, and Jackson. Gulf Coast people have to keep an optimistic spirit during hurricane season, and I received this email from Houston that puts a good spin on our region:
You know you’re from the Gulf Coast when….
You have FEMA’s number on your speed dialer.
You have more than 300 ‘C’ and ‘D’ batteries in your kitchen drawer.
Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti Os.
You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood covering your windows.
You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at Home Depot.
You own more than three large coolers.
You can wish that other people get hit by a hurricane and not feel the least bit guilty about it.
You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner’s insurance policy.
You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work at the Weather Channel
Ice is a valid topic of conversation.
Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.
You’ve been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder or a tree worker.
You know the difference between the”good side” of a storm and the “bad