Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Waffle House Index

Destroyed Waffle House in Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. You know it is serious when you can't buy waffles. The Waffle House Index
Waffle House in Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. 

In 2011, FEMA created The Waffle House Index based on the observation that Waffle House restaurants stayed open in all but the most dire natural disasters. The company has a disaster plan and offers a limited menu if there is no power.

Just let me eat my waffles - Obama. FEMA and The Waffle House Index .
FEMA tracking Hurricane Matthew.

The index is an informal measure and information from Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and Walmart is also considered when assessing the level of social disruption . . .

Shopping during in inclement weather. "Can I quit now? Can I come home?" - Michael Brown FEMA director on the morning of Hurricane Katrina. FEMA and The Waffle House Index.
Shopping during inclement weather.

because purchasing inexpensive home goods, underestimating construction needs, and consuming waffles is the trifecta of the citizenry.

#FEMA #HurricaneKatrina #NaturalDisaster #Prepper

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