Listening to Ryan Hall Yall (<-link) Live stream on on youtube, one of his storm chasers reported, Hurricane Idalia, Caused the Closing the Waffle House in Madison Florida.

Remember Waffle House is used by the US Government specifically FEMA to identify the severity of natural disasters. This is because Waffle House only closes their locations when weather or other disaster precludes the ability to get people to the store to operate it safely. This is a signal to all Government and people in general that This Hurricane is a sever weather event and also you should stay put and hunker down for the next 12 to 18 hours. When Waffle House Closes for inclement weather, it signals a very dangerous situation.