Waffle House has closed 21 of its locations in Florida that are in mandatory evacuation zones as of 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, according to Njeri Boss, the chain's vice president of public relations.
Waffle House has become the unofficial barometer of a storm's intensity.
The chain already announced Tuesday that it had closed 11 locations in mandatory evacuation zones in south Florida.
Ask anyone who lives in one of the 25 states in the US home to the roadside breakfast mecca, and it’s likely they’ve heard of the Waffle House Index. It’s the unofficial measure thought up by a former FEMA official to evaluate how severely a storm hit an area.
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