The Waffle House Index is an informal way for FEMA to gauge how quickly a community might bounce back after a disaster. Former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate started using it when he was the head of Florida's Department of Emergency Management.
Why does Waffle House Matter?
Because Waffle House as a company is a model for disaster preparedness.
How does it work?
- Red: Area Waffle Houses are closed
- Yellow: Waffle Houses are open with a limited menu
- Green: Waffle Houses are open with a full menu
Judging by this pic on Twitter that surfaced on Saturday, Waffle House locations in Florida are in for one heck of a weekend.
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