Waffle Houses in Florence’s Path Have Begun to Close

Waffle Houses in Florence’s Path Have Begun to Close

If the restaurant has a limited menu, often meaning the freezer is out, it's labeled yellow. The team also asked people to "plan ahead and be safe". Really. This is because the restaurant is known for staying open through nearly anything - from a storm to a holiday.

- It is more than just an old Southern tale that Waffle House tries to remain open no matter what. "After a storm, they're of route having a perceive to us to be there to inspire them out resulting from they're archaic to us being there the reduction of the year."Waffle House is headquartered in Georgia, and has extra than 2,000 intelligent areas, majority within the South".

In fact, Waffle House Index is so reliable that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) looks to it when a hurricane or another natural disaster is on the way. But if they're served at Waffle House, those hash browns are a key signal of how badly a hurricane has affected a community. The store is open and offering a full menu, that's green.

As of September 12, the Waffle House Storm Center is activated and monitoring Florence.

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When a storm strikes, local officials will put out a call to the nearest Waffle House and find out what's on the menu. When a storm is completely devastating, Waffle House will close, usually because the building has been destroyed. WMBF News in Myrtle Beach reported that a Waffle House there closed two days before the storm's anticipated hit: "Y'all Waffle House in Myrtle Beach is closed ahead of the storm", tweeted the station's Nia Watson.

Hurricane Florence has been designated a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. In Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, an employee of a still-operating Waffle House told a reporter that during 2016's Hurricane Matthew, the location closed only after the ceiling tiles began to fall. You have not any longer came upon the deplorable stuff but."Waffle Condo spokesman Pat Warner talked about Fugate came up with the check for the length of the 2004 typhoon season in Florida".

FEMA cautioned against taking the Waffle House Index too seriously, however. "The sooner restaurants, grocery and corner stores, or banks can re-open, the sooner local economies will start generating revenue again", the FEMA website states.

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