With a million cars out of action, it seems that there will be a big demand for rides.
Go read the Houston forum. There's no surge and too much traffic. Check there before you go.
I'm 3 hours from them and very familiar with Houston and still wouldn't go.
Sorry....Don't tell him that. When I originally saw the thread title I thought this was someone wanting to be a nice guy and go out there to help people clean/gut homes. I felt insulted when I realized he just wanted to be a storm chaser so I tried encouraging the greedy person to go. I figured he could drive all the way out there and learn the hard way.
It would be foolish to go for Uber.There is going to be a lot of money to be made in Houston. People made a killing in Baton Rouge after the floods last year. It would be foolish not to drive to Texas to Uber if you have the time to do so.
How is someone a "storm chaser" by adding to the supply of rides there? These folks with flooded cars will need to get around for work or to the grocery or Home Depot, etc., and it would be a help to them to have that supply. That said, if there is ample supply there, then it would not be worth it to go.
In all seriousness, construction work would be the real reason to go. I didn't dare seek a penny helping people when we flooded in Baton Rouge last year, but if you want to work hard, you can make a lot of money gutting and restoring homes. Construction companies hire like crazy after a storm.
Disclaimer: This is Serious Steve talking, not the troll.
I saw an ad (I think on Facebook) a few days ago where FEMA was desperately hiring people to go to Houston. The pay ranged from $2,000 to $5,000 a week. I'm serious. FEMA knows how to throw money away.
I don't think its a million, but its a high number. Yes people need rides in Houston, but you need to be nice to them. These people may have lost everything including their car. The nicest thing you can do for them, simply, is to provide a ride when they need it. Just my opinion. Houston is recovering from a major disaster.With a million cars out of action, it seems that there will be a big demand for rides.