If Waffle House is Open....

posted by Caroline Cook - 

Yesterday we told you about how FEMA consults with Waffle House on the severity of storms.  Today we learn of two team members from Augusta, Georgia who headed to the Wilmington, North Carolina restaurant to take care of first responders and The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore. 

ORIGINAL STORY: 

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.

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