• Hurricane Michael Forced Waffle House to Close 30 Restaurants

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    Even in the face of natural disasters, Waffle Houses often stay open. But when faced with Hurricane Michael, the restaurant chain decided to close many of its locations.
    Waffle House was forced to close 30 restaurants during Hurricane Michael, including 22 in Florida and eight in Georgia, a company spokesperson confirmed to USA Today. The company will evaluate any possible damage to those locations on Thursday and then decide when to reopen them, according to the report.
    Waffle House has a slew of restaurants across the south. The company has long kept a policy of trying to stay open...
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  • The Damage Costs From Hurricane Michael Could Top $4.5 Billion

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    Authorities in Florida are still assessing the toll of Hurricane Michael , both in terms of human casualties and structural damage. But government officials says early estimates indicate this will be the 12th weather disaster this year to top $1 billion in damages-and it should top that number handily.
    Losses from Michael could top $4.5 billion , according to forecasting service CoreLogic. Approximately $1.5 billion to $3 billion of that will be in residential losses, with another $500 million to $1 billion in commercial losses.
    In the days before the storm hit, Florida Insurance...
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  • Tornadoes hit Florida and Georgia in wake of Hurricane Michael

    Tornadoes hit Florida and Georgia in wake of Hurricane Michael

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday morning, but tornadoes have been sighted in Georgia and Florida.
    Hurricane Michael caused flooding and severe damage across Florida, Alabama, and south Georgia on Wednesday.
    The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch to let people know if their counties are under threat of tornadoes.
    Tornadoes ripped across counties in Florida and Georgia on Thursday, adding danger to the carnage left by Hurricane Michael.
    Associated Press reported several tornadoes have been spotted by local news channels - including in Clay and...
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  • Florida Air Force base for top stealth fighter-jets takes a 'direct hit' from Hurricane Michael

    Florida Air Force base for top stealth fighter-jets takes a 'direct hit' from Hurricane Michael

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Tyndall Air Force base evacuated most staff and all aircraft on Monday - just before they "took a direct hit" from the category four Hurricane Michael.
    The Florida base has "extensive damage," a press release said on Wednesday, and they will assess the full scale of the problem when it's safe.
    The base is home to F22 Raptor jets and is a main US Air Force training base.
    Tyndall Air Force Base said it suffered "extensive damage" from Hurricane Michael as they "took a direct hit" from the category four storm which brought 130mph winds.
    The base's Facebook page announced the news on Wednesday...
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