NEW ORLEANS, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Southern Louisiana is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents of East Baton Rouge, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes, as well as surrounding areas, who have been affected by the flooding.
Much of Louisiana is still reeling from heavy rains that slammed the state last week and caused property damage or loss for many residents, creating the need for storage options where people can keep their possessions secure and dry.
"We want to help our neighbors in these communities during the recovery process," said Patrick Allen, U-Haul Company of Southern Louisiana president. "If people need a storage unit, we're here for them."
U-Haul Company of Northern Louisiana extended 30 days of free self-storage in Shreveport, Bossier City and neighboring cities due to flooding from the same storms.
"A lot of flooding took place last week," Allen added. "The rain has stopped, but some places took on more than 14 inches. People have been displaced. Some are locked out of their houses because roads are underwater. Some of the rivers and creeks are going down now, but it's bad. It's the worst they've seen here in years."
Three U-Haul locations are participating in the 30 days of free self-storage for flood victims in Southern Louisiana. Families needing more information about the self-storage assistance should contact the following U-Haul store nearest you:
8415 Greenwell Springs Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
1915 SW Railroad Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
1685 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458
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.