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When Waffle House surrenders to a hurricane, you know it’s bad

Forget the loop scenario or the Fujiwhara Effect. The grimmest news yet about Hurricane Matthew: The Waffle House Index, the key measure of the relative disastrousness of an American natural … Click to Continue »
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How do you know a natural disaster is really bad? The Waffle House is closed. When a hurricane makes landfall, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency relies on a couple of metrics to assess its destructive power. First,...

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FEMA’s Waffle House index for Hurricane Sandy is in play, though not as much as it has been in the past when areas where the iconic waffle joint is a staple. Hurricane Sandy left a trail of devastation in her wake, and the Waffle Ho...

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The government uses an unconventional method to track the seriousness of natural disasters: by monitoring if local Waffle House restaurants stay open. Follow BI Video:   On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

GAUGING HURRICANE RECOVERY with the “Waffle House Index.” “Green means the restaurant is serving a…

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FEMA unofficially uses a 'Waffle House Index' to measure how bad hurricane damage gets

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There are a bunch of unusual ways you can track what's happening in the economy. And one of the more popular informal measures is the so-called "The Waffle House Index" — an indicator that is actually unofficially used by FEMA. Here...


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