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Waffle House opens storm center; prepares to ride out Hurricane Florence

Waffle House opens storm center; prepares to ride out Hurricane Florence”

Waffle House's decision to close or remain open also indicates the complexity and length of supply chains for food, fuel, and power.

Waffle House stays open 24 hours a day, so when it closes, that's when you know a storm is very unsafe. Waffle Condo intelligent areas are known for staying originate for the length of natural mess ups, and federal officials explain them to resolve the severity of a typhoon, twister or other hazards on a local space.The Federal Emergency Management Agency coined the term "Waffle Condo Index" to measure the lift out of a natural catastrophe on an space.

Waffle House has not said whether it will close restaurants during Hurricane Florence. The restaurant chain, famous for staying open even through major disasters, seems to have kept the vast majority of its restaurants in operation as the storm approaches. If a Waffle House is closed because there's a disaster, it's bad.

The Waffle House posted on their social media Wednesday that they have active the Waffle House Storm Center in Norcross ahead of Hurricane Florence.

Because of this, FEMA internally uses an unofficial "Waffle House Index" to track potentially risky events. And it's rare for the index to turn red.

"If a Waffle House can serve a full menu, they've likely got power (or are running on a generator)".

Warner said the restaurants along the Carolina coast impacted by Hurricane Florence are gathering resources, so they can open as soon as the storm is finished. If it's yellow, that means the menu is limited to specific items.

Hurricane Florence has been designated a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

At least one restaurant in Myrtle Beach went dark a few days before the storm, and now has a sign saying it will reopen when Florence passes, WMBF reported. "If they're green, we're good, keep going". He referenced EHS Today, a magazine for the environment that wrote about how big companies such as Waffle House and Home Depot prepare meticulously for disasters. 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".

"The Waffle House test just doesn't tell us how quickly a business might rebound - it also tells how the larger community is faring", said a FEMA blog post from 2011, when Craig Fugate was administrator under former president Obama. Check out the color-coded index.



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