Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
2) It also may refer to ALL THE SOUTH, not just the gulf coast states.
The section of the Midwest and NE thats within roughly 60 miles of the Great Lakes.
Includes: Michigan, North Ohio, NW Indiana, NE Illinois, East Wisconsin, NW Pennsylvania, and West New York. Chicago/Gary, Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown, Detroit, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Toledo, Erie, etc.