Uber and Lyft offering free rides to shelters in wake of Hurricane Dorian

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FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver’s car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. Officials in a southwestern Oregon city have cleared the way for Uber and Lyft to begin operation. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports the Ashland City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, overruled the mayor’s veto of an ordinance that allows for ride-hailing services. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

TAMPA (WFLA) – As Hurricane Dorian continues it’s trek along the east coast of Florida Uber is now offering free rides to anyone needing a ride to and from a state-approved evacuation shelter.

  • How to redeem a free round trip  (up to $20 each way) to and from a state-approved evacuation shelter
  1. Open your app and tap “Payment” in your app menu
  2. Scroll down to Promotions
  3. Tap “Add Promo Code”
  4. Enter code DORIANRELIEF then tap “Add”
  5. Select any of the state-approved Florida evacuation shelters listed at FloridaDisaster.org/info, or your local county website.

Lyft is offering two free rides up to $15 each when users use the code “DORIANRELIEF”. The code runs until Sept. 15

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