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FEMA is tracking Hurricane Matthew using the 'Waffle House Index'

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 »
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FEMA Judges How Bad a Hurricane Is By Checking if The Waffle House Is Open [Irene]

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This seems lifted from The Onion but it's not. According to the WSJ, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate uses a 'Waffle House Index' to help him determine how destructive a hurricane has been to an area. If a Waffle House is closed, you...

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You might think that whether or not local business are open might be a decent rule of thumb for making a quick estimation of hurricane damage in a given town. Well, apparently it is, because FEMA uses Waffle House restaurants as one...

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The next time a hurricane hits your area, do as FEMA does and use the "Waffle House index" to determine the level of destruction. If your local Waffle House is serving the full menu and its lights are on, chances are the hurricane w...

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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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