There are a number of factors experts use to determine how severe a hurricane is, including wind speed, rain fall and property damage. And, whether or not the Waffle House is open.
The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) monitors the "Waffle House Index," a term coined by former administrator Craig Fugate, to determine how severely a storm has impacted an area.
The southern chain has a reputation for keeping its restaurants open, even in the midst of disasters.
Get the full story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.