We're less than a month from the official start of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the articles about emergency preparedness are rightly starting up in mass now from various news outlets.
I found this to be the most interesting one in years:
In Ft. Myers Florida: "The government says it uses the Waffle House Index when responding to
disasters like a hurricane or tornado. When emergency management is
deployed, they'll sometimes call the Waffle House in town and find out
if they're still open. If they have a full menu, the index is green. If
they are serving a limited menu, the index is yellow. That means there
is water but no power. If the Waffle House is closed, that's a code red
because that will mean there's no power or water available."
Read the rest right here.