FEMA uses the Waffle House to determine a hurricane's intensity


If you don't believe that, let me introduce the Waffle House Storm Center into evidence.

It's well-known among southerners that if the 24/7/365 restaurants ever close, real danger is afoot, and in advance of Hurricane Florence's landfall, at least two locations - in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Morehead, North Carolina - have closed. When a location is closed, the index is red, which is quite rare.

With Hurricane Florence barreling towards the east coast, the Waffle House is one of the countless businesses and agencies keeping a pulse on the storm. Really. This is because the restaurant is known for staying open through nearly anything - from a storm to a holiday. However, The Post would like you to know that waiting to leave until Waffle House closes is not the recommended practice for storm planning. "Plan ahead and be safe".

Waffle House has 2,100 restaurants across 25 states, most of which are in the South.

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While it may sound silly, one of the tools the Federal Emergency Management Agency informally uses to decide how bad a storm is and if it warrants evacuations is the status of Waffle House. Check out the color-coded index.

"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", Stoneking wrote. "The sooner intelligent areas, grocery and corner stores, or banks can re-originate, the sooner native economies will originate up producing income all all over again - signaling a sturdy restoration for that personnel."In a 2016 interview with NPR, Fugate described how FEMA applied the Waffle Condo check". "They have temporary warehouses where they can store food and most importantly, they know they can operate without a full menu".

The Waffle House posted on their social media Wednesday that they have active the Waffle House Storm Center in Norcross ahead of Hurricane Florence. We name it red. They serve a specialized menu, and the employees stay in a nearby hotel to keep a fresh shift working around the clock. "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". You have not any longer came upon the deplorable stuff but."Waffle Condo spokesman Pat Warner talked about Fugate came up with the check for the length of the 2004 typhoon season in Florida".