How Waffle House Will Help Determine How Bad Florence Is

FEMA looks to Waffle House as Hurricane Florence approaches

YELLOW: limited menu - no power or only power from a generator, or food supplies may be low. "Plan ahead and be safe". Serving up tasty waffles is not all the restaurant chain is known for, though.

Given the southern locations of most Waffle House restaurants, they are vulnerable to hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding rains.

The Waffle House on Frontage Road in Myrtle Beach was eerily empty two days before Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall somewhere in the Carolinas, a sign to many that this storm is ones to take seriously. In fact, it's such a major indicator that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established a "Waffle House index" following the devastating 2011 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri. If the store is open with a full menu, the index is green.

As of noon Wednesday, Waffle House executives had made the decision to close eight of those restaurants that appear to be in the direct path of the hurricane.

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"If we are open quickly after the storm, that means the community is coming back and folks are out, we are getting back to that sense of normalcy", Warner told CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Wednesday.

The index turns red when Waffle House is closed. "When the location has been forced to close, the index is red". However, The Post would like you to know that waiting to leave until Waffle House closes is not the recommended practice for storm planning.

Hurricane Florence has been designated a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. "The bigger question is how long restaurants may be closed and how much damage that may occur if they're in the direct path of the storm". EHS Today explains that the Waffle House Index runs on a color-coded system. They're not going to let a little Biblically strong wind stop them from slinging hash browns.

"The Waffle House test doesn't just tell us how quickly a business might rebound - it also tells us how the larger community is faring". The logic goes that the sooner a Waffle House can get back on the grid, any number of local institutions including banks, grocery stores, and post offices can start functioning again. "You haven't found the bad stuff yet".

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