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When disaster strikes, FEMA turns to ... Waffle House
Fox News ^ | 5/2/12 | Garrett Tenney

Posted on 05/02/2012 11:46:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Waffle House serves hungry customers bacon, eggs and hash browns, but when disaster strikes, the iconic chain serves up valuable intel to the government.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed an unofficial, color-coded "Waffle House Index" to help make assessments before sending response teams to areas hit by such natural disasters as tornadoes, floods or hurricanes.

“When business like that are closed, that’s a good indication that resources are probably going to be needed for the survivors there in that area,” explained Will Booher of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management.

After a disaster, officials call a restaurant in the affected area, and ask what's on the menu. If the restaurant is serving everything, it means there is water and electricity and that the index is green. If the menu has been scaled back, the index is yellow, which means there's water but no power.

In the rare event a Waffle House is completely shut down, the index is red and that usually means there's big trouble.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: napl
Thanks to Stoat for the article!
1 posted on 05/02/2012 11:46:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
"If you get there and the Waffle House is closed, or in the case of Mississippi on the coast, it's a slab, that's red," Fugate said.

You know it's bad when the restaurant is scattered, smothered, and covered!


2 posted on 05/02/2012 11:49:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

No surprise. Bert’s Chili is older than all of us.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 12:20:20 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve actually been to an area where, not only was Waffle House closed, but so was the Cracker Barrel!

Cracker Barrel because of a main water break, and Waffle House because of the Ole Miss/Alabama game. It was slammed!

;o)


4 posted on 05/03/2012 12:20:49 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I used to love to go to the Waffle House near campus when I was in college. Especially when I was pulling an all-nighter. Where else could I get a cup of hot tea and an order of fried cheese sticks at 3 am?


5 posted on 05/03/2012 12:23:59 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Waffle House?

6 posted on 05/03/2012 12:25:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

I’m sure that FEMA does this syrup titiously.

Thanks Slings and Arrows.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 12:29:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Slings and Arrows
These two look like *big trouble* to me. :)


8 posted on 05/03/2012 12:30:16 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Waffle House mobile command center. Dunno if Fox is lazy or such, but almost the same exact story was reported last year.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 12:34:03 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: dixiechick2000

Truly we live in an age of wonders.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 12:36:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DemforBush

Midnight pork chops...good times.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

One of them even looks like a girl.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 12:39:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Theoria

If they run it next year I’ll probably post it again.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 12:40:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh, yeah! Chops are best at midnight! So are breaded veal cutlets, but I don’t think that is on their menu.

Too bad Brownie isn’t at FEMA anymore. Given the chance, he might have tried to make amends for Katrina* by funding Denny’s Grand Slam trucks.

*Not Bush’s fault. lol


14 posted on 05/03/2012 12:45:40 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Yep.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 12:46:15 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: PA Engineer

Oolong RIP. He shall live forever on FR.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 12:51:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ahah! So FEMA has decided that the Waffle House restaurants will be the concentration camps! It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya!

;-)


17 posted on 05/03/2012 1:22:38 AM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: familyop

I can’t believe it took 17 posts to get to that. ;^)


18 posted on 05/03/2012 1:56:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

19 posted on 05/03/2012 1:57:37 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

20 posted on 05/03/2012 4:36:28 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Jeff Foxworthy: “If you have a charge account at the Waffle House.....you might be a Redneck!”


21 posted on 05/03/2012 4:42:22 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: SunkenCiv

>>> “I’m sure that FEMA does this syrup titiously.”

*groan*

Actually... that’s pretty clever!

I imagine the glorious leaders of a federal agency that ostensibly serves as disaster relief are unable to see the irony. They’re depending on an evil, successful business - merely going about its way - to determine their obligation (and how much) to spring into action.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 6:09:57 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Brandonmark

ROFL House!


23 posted on 05/03/2012 6:48:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Eggs-actly!


24 posted on 05/03/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The only problem with the Waffle House is the thugs like to go there and cause trouble.


25 posted on 05/03/2012 7:18:16 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Shimmer1

ping


26 posted on 05/03/2012 8:27:03 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1199 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void

;D


27 posted on 05/03/2012 12:57:54 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Government health officials seem to have the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

:’)


28 posted on 05/03/2012 5:02:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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