g You have FEMA's number on speed dial.
g You have more than 300 C and D batteries in your kitchen drawer.
g You know what 'Contraflow' means.
g Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Ravioli.
g Your SSN isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms.
g You are delighted to pay $3 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
g The road leading to your house has been declared a No-Wake Zone.
g You own more than three large coolers.
g You can wish that other people get hit by a hurricane and not feel the least bit guilty about it.
g You rationalize helping a friend board up by thinking "It'll only take a
gallon of gas to get there and back"
g You have 2-liter coke bottles and milk jugs filled with water in your
g Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain; today you can
assemble a portable generator by candlelight.
g You catch a 13-pound redfish. In your driveway.
g You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's insurance policy.
g You have had tuna fish more than 5 days in a row.
g There is a roll of tar paper in your garage.
g You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work at the Weather Channel.
g Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.
g Ice is a valid topic of conversation.
g Your new "drive-thru" meal consists of MRE's and bottled water.
g Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.
g You spend more time on your roof then in your living room.
g You've been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder or a
g A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.
g Your child's first words are "hunker down" and you didn't go to Ole
g Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it's
g You know the difference between the "good side" of a storm and the "bad side."
g Your kids started school in August and will finish next July.
g You go to work early and stay late just to enjoy the air conditioning.
g The first restaurant to open is Taco Bell/McDonalds/Sonic for lunch &
the line begins in the middle of the highway. You wait in it for about
20 minutes...it was so good that you return for supper.