Posts Tagged 'emergency'

Photos Of The Worst Floods To Hit The Balkans In 120 Years

flooding-sBuzzFeed reports –

Parts of Bosnia and Serbia declared a state of emergency on Friday after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, killing at least three people, forcing thousands to evacuate, and leaving thousands more without power, the BBC reported. Authorities are calling the flooding the region’s worst in 120 years. As conditions worsen, emergency workers are scrambling to evacuate residents and reach those stranded without food or medicine.

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FEMA’s Waffle House Index – Your Tax Dollars At Work

BizJournals reports –

When the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency assesses damage after a major hurricane he has a lot of statistics and scientific models at his fingertips to determine hardest-hit areas, but one of his top barometers is Norcross, Ga.-based Waffle House. The company has built good will within communities by being open during disasters. If the restaurant is closed or serving a limited menu, emergency responders know things are bad, reports the Wall Street Journal. “If you get there and the Waffle House is closed?” FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate has said. “That’s really bad. That’s where you go to work.” Waffle House Inc.’s 1,600 restaurants stretch from the mid-Atlantic to Florida and across the Gulf Coast, where hurricanes are most likely to strike, the WSJ reports. The company is known for staying open to serve storm-weary residents, utility crews and emergency workers. The company has a color-coded system federal officials watch. Green means the restaurant is offering a full menu and lights are on. Code yellow signals a limited menu and power is coming from a generator, at best, and food supplies are potentially low. Red means the restaurant is closed, a sign of severe damage or unsafe conditions, the WSJ reports.

sources BizJournals WSJ

 


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