Oct 10, 2018

Waffle House Index

Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to 18 Waffle House closings.

The Waffle House Index is 'kinda' used by FEMA to determine the effect of a storm and the likely scale of assistance required for disaster recovery.

The index has three levels, based on the extent of operations and service at the restaurant following a storm:

GREEN: full menu - restaurant has power and damage is limited or no damage at all.

YELLOW: limited menu - no power or only power from a generator, or food supplies may be low.

RED: the restaurant is closed - indicating severe damage or severe flooding

The joke among the first responder's is if you see a spot where the Waffle House is closed - that's where you are needed.