Hurricane Dorian is forcing a shared electric scooter to remove equipment from the street
According to foreign media reports, Hurricane Dorian is strengthening and getting closer to the southeastern United States such as Florida. Experts predict that "Dorian" may become a Category 4 hurricane when landing - it will present a unique problem when it finally landed. Like many metropolitan areas across the United States, cities including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa are flood-producing electric scooters from companies such as Bird, Lime, Bolt, Jump, Spin and Lyft.
With the catastrophe of a big storm, these pile-free shared electric scooters could become deadly flying projectiles in just a few days, and city officials did not take any chance.
As Bloomberg stressed, the city of Miami has ordered all shared electric scooters to remove their equipment from the street by noon on Friday. Tampa has not yet issued an evacuation request, but once issued, these companies will have 12 hours to comply. A spokesperson for the city told The Verge that the companies seem to be ready for this request.
A Lime spokesperson said there are about 1,500 electric scooters on the streets of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. The company is collecting scooters and storing them. Two years ago, when Hurricane Irma attacked, Lime also withdrew his equipment.
Jump said it will follow Miami's deadline and if the storm moves in this direction, it may remove the scooter from Tampa. Bird is monitoring the storm and may also remove the scooter. Spin, Bolt, and Lyft did not respond to The Verge's request for comment.