Uber is offering free rides to Tampa Bay area shelters ahead of Hurricane Ian.
With mandatory evacuations all over the Tampa Bay area and our neighboring counties, the rideshare company is stepping up.
Uber is offering free rides – up to $30 and does not include driver gratuity – to and from state-approved evacuation shelters. Hillsborough Country Sherriff Chad Chronister tweeted how to get the free ride in the Uber app.
Rides are limited to two per user, and you can select any of the Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, and Pasco County state-approved Florida evacuation shelters. The full list of these shelters is HERE.
Uber is offering free rides (up to $30) to and from state-approved evacuation shelters, including those in @HillsboroughFL— Chad Chronister (@ChadChronister) September 27, 2022
Open the app on your mobile device, tap “account” and then select “wallet.” Scroll down to “add promo code” and enter IANRELIEF. pic.twitter.com/2NR5wcgY8q
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will also be offering rides to the shelters.
The suspension of fares will continue until further notice and includes all PSTA services, PSTA Access, Jolley Trolley & the Looper.— PSTA (@RidePSTA) September 26, 2022
PSTA is working with the @PinellasCoNews to provide free transportation to shelters.
For the list of shelters visit: https://t.co/bP12TIG1LR pic.twitter.com/m9L2BYUI2z
Open Shelters For Hurricane Ian In The Tampa Bay By County
Many Tampa Bay counties have issued mandatory evacuations for residents in preparation for Hurricane Ian. Counties across the bay have opened up shelters to those in mandated evacuation zones as early as 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. We will update this list as needed from ABC Action News.
This list includes pet friendly shelters as well. Keep in mind that to visit a pet friendly shelter you’ll need:
- Proof of current rabies vaccination and license for dogs and cats.
- Your pet must be on a leash or in a carrier.
- A crate large enough for your pet to stand up and turn around. Cats need a crate large enough to contain litter and food/water
- Bring all pet supplies to include: crate, food, water, litter, treats, cleaning supplies, medicines.
All residents should check their local county’s website to ensure they have all information for shelters. Check your county information below.