What happens when a hurricane meets e-scooters? A ‘Scooternado,’ Florida fears

These scooters would go flying in hurricane winds. In the case of Lime alone, the company maintains a fleet of some 1,500 scooters (and 500 bicycles) across Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. The company is collecting them and putting them in storage until the storm passes. Lyft said it will remove and secure all of it 244 scooters by noon Friday.

Bird and Bolt didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. They opted instead to work with officials to create a mutually acceptable program. City Commissioner Ken Russell tweeted Thursday that companies must remove scooters from streets by mid-Friday before wind speeds increase Saturday. Jump scooters, which are owned by the ride-sharing company Uber, has removed 250 scooters from Miami and 300 from Tampa.

District 2 includes Coconut Grove, Brickell, Downtown Miami, Edgewater and Morningside.

It remains unclear where Dorian will make landfall on Florida's coast.

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Miami officials held a briefing Wednesday to advise residents about Hurricane Dorian preparations, according to the Miami Herald.

The latest update on Friday had Hurricane Dorian upgraded to an actual hurricane as a Category 3 major storm, with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour and moving northwest at 10 miles per hour.

In addition to making sure the scooters are out of the way and that construction debris is battened down, officials have sent out crews clean drains, as reports suggested on Friday that Dorian could hit during one of the season's highest tides of the year, king tide, and flood Miami.

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