As Hurricane Florence approaches, Waffle House activates ‘storm center’

How Waffle House can be a gauge of hurricane severity

How Waffle House can be a gauge of hurricane severity

Warner told CNN that Waffle House prepares for a storm's aftermath by having resources like generators, food, and staff at the ready outside (but close to) the impacted area so that it can reopen restaurants as soon as possible. If a Waffle House is closed because there's a disaster, it's bad.

CBS46 News got a tour inside the Waffle House "war room" Wednesday.

Tuesday, Waffle House announced its Storm Center was active and monitoring Florence.

With 1,500 locations, mainly across the South and along the Gulf Coast, that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, it's a big deal when Waffle House closes its doors.

So remember, if you're in the middle of a natural disaster but you see an open Waffle House, you're actually completely and totally safe, and you should go have some waffles.

Waffle House's well-known sturdiness also serves as a monitor of sorts for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "After a storm, they're of route having a perceive to us to be there to inspire them out resulting from they're archaic to us being there the reduction of the year."Waffle House is headquartered in Georgia, and has extra than 2,000 intelligent areas, majority within the South".

It's called the Waffle House Index, or test, which uses the operating conditions of the resilient Southern restaurants as a barometer for how well an area will recover from a hurricane, tornado or other hazard.

Here's hoping all the residents of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, have evacuated the city: Their Waffle House just hit Code Red.

"The Waffle Condo check staunch would now not recount us how rapid a trade would possibly well well per chance rebound - it also tells how the easier personnel is faring", FEMA talked about in a 2011 weblog publish when Craig Fugate was administrator. We call it red. The sooner restaurants, grocery stores, and banks re-open - the sooner the local economy and recovery restart.

Thank you to the dedicated Waffle House employees who are there to help out! "After a storm, they're really looking to us to be there to help them out because they're used to us being there the rest of the year". If they're open but have a limited menu, that's yellow. He told National Public Radio in 2016: "They are open most of the time. You haven't found the bad stuff yet".

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