Waffle House Index

Waffle House Index

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Waffle House Index is an informal metric used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine the impact of a storm and the likely scale of assistance required for disaster recovery. The measure is based on the reputation of the Waffle House restaurant chain for staying open during extreme weather and for reopening quickly, albeit sometimes with a limited menu, after very severe weather events such as tornados or hurricanes. The term was coined by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate in May 2011, following the Joplin tornado; the two Waffle House restaurants in Joplin remained open after the EF5 multiple-vortex tornado struck the city on May 22.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Vertpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136254816
  • 9786136254814