Hazard Scale of the Day: After a particularly nasty natural disaster, there is one reliable metric that FEMA turns to in order to determine the severity of the damage: The "Waffle House Index."
Green indicates that Waffle Houses in the affected area are serving a full menu, meaning that the damage is limited. Yellow signals more extensive damage, resulting in a limite
Whoopsie Daisy of the Day: National Guard troops, under the mistaken notion that their Light Medium Tactical Vehicles would be able to withstand the Irene-induced floodwaters of downtown Manville, NJ, willfully submerged their trucks, and ultimately had be rescued by the local fire department.
Follow Up of the Day: NOAA has updated its visualization of the recently-dissipated Irene's East Coast trek one last time. From tropical wave to major hurricane to post-tropical storm in two weeks flat, Irene topped out at a Cat 3 with sustained winds of 120mph.
The storm left at least 35 dead across 10 states, and 5.5 million