The Waffle House Index

The Waffle House (supposedly) serves FEMA with big, greasy, data following hurricanes:

If a Waffle House reports in to FEMA that it’s open and operating, that’s a green indication, so the community is bouncing back. Yellow means that it’s operating in a limited capacity without a full menu. Finally, red means the restaurant isn’t open — and presumably things are bad.

via TNW