Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Waffel House Index

Tampa Bay, Fl 
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Author: In Search of Robin
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Here is an article you should check out.

From the Mother Nature Network by Robin Shreeves; Have you heard about the Waffle House Index?

It seems the Waffel House index is a good tool for evaluating the status of a disaster.
FEMA, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, uses the data from the Waffle House chain of restaurants  as an informal indicator of which areas have been the hardest hit by a disaster.

From the article, “FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate famously said after the EF5-rated tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011: "If you get there and the Waffle House is closed? That's really bad. That's where you go to work."

They even have a "storm center" where they can assess the status of Waffle Houses during a disaster.

Who knew?


Try  their hash browns scattered and smothered (with sautéed onions), covered (with melted cheese), chunked (with grilled hickory smoked ham), diced (with grilled tomatoes), peppered (with spicy jalapeño peppers), capped (with grilled button mushrooms), topped (with Bert’s Chili), or country (with sausage gravy). If you're really hungry, or really brave, you can also go “all the way,” which means you'll get all eight toppings served on scattered hash browns.

Add some scrambled eggs.

Want to know more? Check out 6 Tasty Bits of Waffle House Kitchen Slang from MF SHOPPING by Rudie Obias.

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