1. A transplant only goes to the beach in the summer.
A local knows that it’s going to heat up to about 80 degrees in November and the Gulf Shores is still a valid option, well into December.
2. The locals know that any hurricane under a category two is just a rainstorm and a day off from work.
Hurricanes scare transplants. Locals know you need a little fuel for the generator and something to do if the power goes out. Bonus: if the eye of the storm is directly overhead, be prepared to go outside while it’s calm and comment about how it’s one hell of a storm.