Uber and Lyft are providing free rides to Santa Barbara residents who are under mandatory evacuations to leave their homes ahead of a powerful storm set to arrive Thursday evening.
Uber is providing free rides up to $40, to and from the Red Cross evacuation center at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Riders must use the promo code STAYSAFE18. The code is valid through Sunday, March 4, 2018.
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Lyft is offering free rides up to $50 for evacuees who enter the promo code SBSTORM. Pick-ups or drop-offs must be within the coverage area of Earl Warren Showgrounds.
The storm was expected to arrive in SoCal beginning at 6 p.m. The heaviest of the downpour, and cause for most concern for residents living near the burn scar areas, was set to arrive 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., meteorologist Anthony Yanez said.