Given the southern locations of mostWaffle House restaurants, they are vulnerable to hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding rains.
Because they're open 24 hours a day, closing a Waffle House restaurant is a big deal. In fact, the Waffle House is so hard to close down that FEMA uses a scale based on Waffle House closures to tell just how bad a hurricane and its aftermath actually are.
"Waffle House Index" has become a key part of storm preparedness: When a Waffle House closes in the face of an impending storm, that's when you really need to be anxious. They also tweeted a cheeky message to the storm itself: "Kiss my grits!" However, The Post would like you to know that waiting to leave until Waffle House closes is not the recommended practice for storm planning. A green index means a Waffle House is open and offering a full menu. When a storm is completely devastating, Waffle House will close, usually because the building has been destroyed.
Hurricane Florence has been designated a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.
YELLOW:limited menu - no power or only power from a generator, or food supplies may be low. Waffle House restaurants are known for staying open during natural disasters, and federal officials use them to determine the severity of a hurricane, tornado or other hazards on a local area.
At least one Waffle House location - in Myrtle Beach, S.C. - has closed until the hurricane passes.
"They know immediately which stores are going to be affected and they call their employees to know who can show up and who cannot", Panos Kouvelis, Ph.D., the Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management and director of the Olin's Boeing Center for Technology, Information and Manufacturing, explained to EHS Today.
According to FEMA, "major companies such as The Home Depot, Walmart, and Waffle House serve as role models in disaster preparedness..." You can't make this stuff up, and that's just a lot of pressure to put on a place that sells waffles. The sooner restaurants, grocery stores, and banks re-open - the sooner the local economy and recovery restart.
Informally, it's called the Waffle House Index, and it's a real thing.
General view of a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria , in San Juan , Puerto Rico , on September 23, 2017. Ryan added: "This was a devastating storm that hit an isolated island and that's really no one's fault".
People in areas vulnerable to the risky hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm. On top of the potentially destructive hurricane, forecasters also put parts of North Carolina on tornado watch.
Bottom line is if we made mistakes on the way a program was run then we'll work with the OIG to get those corrected. If their homes are damaged, FEMA has options beyond standard temporary trailers for housing, agency officials said.
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When: While Florence's wind speeds have dropped to 105 miles per hour Thursday morning, it remains a massive and powerful storm. Even if Florence were downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, it would still cause extensive damage , Abrams says.
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He based his claim on a 39-page Department of Homeland Security transfer and reprogramming report dated August 31. The revelation , just ahead of Hurricane Florence's expected landfall in North and SC , was found by Sen.
Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. It was downgraded to Category 1 before coming ashore on Friday near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina.
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The declaration also provides assistance to local governments for cleanup efforts following the storm, including building repairs. As her son fed the goats in a hotel parking lot, she said she might not be able to return home until the middle of next week.
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Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. Emergency preparations in SC now include more than 2,100 of the state's National Guard soldiers. "He lives in North Carolina".