SHREVEPORT, La., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Northern Louisiana is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents of Shreveport, Bossier City and surrounding areas who have been impacted by the ongoing floods.
Portions of Louisiana have taken on significant water in the last day and the chance of more rain could cause home and property damage for many residents, creating the need for storage options where people can keep their possessions.
"The local news reported groups are going door to door, getting some people out of their homes due to rising water," said Warren Iles, U-Haul Company of Northern Louisiana president. "A lot of neighborhoods and roads are flooded.
"Our role as a hands-on community member is to help however we can, especially during times like these. We want to offer affected individuals and families a free, dry, secure location to bring their belongings while we all work through this flooding and its aftermath."
Five U-Haul locations are participating in the 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box. Families needing more information about the self-storage assistance should contact the following U-Haul store nearest you:
4100 Barksdale Blvd., No. 108
Bossier City, LA 71112
1605 N. Hearne
Shreveport, LA 71107
Shreveport, LA 71108
5919 Financial Plaza
Shreveport, LA 71129
9380 Mansfield Road
Shreveport, LA 71118
These locations may offer 30 days of free U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers if storage units are unavailable. With U-Box containers, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box container with you. U-Haul also can store your U-Box container in our secure warehouses or pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.
U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recovery like boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to ensure their tanks are topped off since propane is good to have in the event of long-term power outages.
U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 20,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days of free self-storage assistance, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities during times of disaster as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.