At 5 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a sudden and massive storm hit Toronto, dumping just over 100 milimeters (4 inches) of rain in a very short time. Power was lost, cars submerged, streets flooded, subways full of water. It was a mess.
At the moment we all realized Toronto had a disaster on our hands, Uber instituted surge pricing. This isn’t a new thing for them — late last year Uber charged one New Yorker $219 for a 7-mile ride.
— Evan Lewis (@evanlewis_) December 15, 2013