Where is the app for escaping a hurricane?

Published September 7, 2017

An article in The Atlantic’s City Lab about the countless Floridians who took to local rideshare boards in search of an escape from Hurricane Irma and the need for an app that can match drivers with passengers interviews Daniel Hess, UB professor of urban planning who studies volunteer-led evacuation efforts in the face of disaster. “Surely we can do a better job of coordinating people who are ready and willing to evacuate, but can’t because they don’t have a car or anyone to take them,” he said.

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