As first reported by Newsweek, a local Reddit user posted a video from their Nest camera that caught an unexpected package delivery in the middle of Hurricane Nicole last week, and people aren’t too happy about it.
David Satterfield, the owner of Deadwords Brewing Company (and regular Reddit poster) shared the video on November 10, which shows a somewhat damp-looking delivery driver pulling up at 5:25 a.m. during the storm, to deliver a package of phone chargers he had ordered for his brewery for an EDC Orlando promotion but expected them to arrive late because of the storm.
Satterfield shared that he “100 percent did not expect that delivery. The wind gusts and rain from about 2-7 a.m. were pretty intense.” And that while he admired her gumption, he didn’t think she should have been on the roads.
While the Newsweek article cites Amazon as the main offender for sending the driver out into the storm, a number of Redditors have pointed out that the driver looks more like a third-party gig worker, and not an official Amazon staffer. Flex drivers use their own vehicles to deliver Amazon packages for the company, much like UberEats and they can allegedly own anywhere between $18-$25 an hour for the trouble.
However, an Amazon driver infamously took to TikTok after having to deliver during Hurricane Ian just a few weeks ago.
Orlando Police shared multiple posts on social media throughout both storms advising against driving while they passed through and to shelter in place.