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Where Is the App for Escaping a Hurricane?

As Irma descends on Florida, ride-seekers confront a problem Silicon Valley has neglected to solve.
How many empty seats are on this road?
How many empty seats are on this road?Mike Stewart/AP Photo

There are apps for massages, dog walkers, and anti-hangover IV drips. There are apps for car rides, shuttle buses, helicopters, and scooter bikes.

But there is no app for Adrienne Beauchamp, who is sitting in her home in West Palm Beach, waiting for Hurricane Irma to hit.