NEW ORLEANS, La., June 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents who stand to be impacted by Tropical Storm Cristobal – expected to make landfall on Sunday.
Officials are estimating 4-12 inches of storm surge along the Gulf Coast. A tropical storm warning has been issued in metro New Orleans and the river parishes.
"This storm is fairly large and is expected to cause localized flooding," said Patrick Allen, U-Haul Company of Southern Louisiana president. "Tropical Storm Cristobal is creating an immediate need for dry and secure self-storage. As preparations begin, we want to offer our neighbors a place to store their belongings at no cost for one month."
U-Haul is making 12 Louisiana stores available to assist. People seeking more information about the U-Haul disaster relief program or needing to arrange 30 days of free self-storage should contact the nearest participating location:
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Oakwood
No. 4 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Hammond Square
1915 SW Railroad Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lapalco Blvd.
2340 Lapalco Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Houma
133 Monarch Drive
Houma, LA 70364
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kenner
2828 Marietta St.
Kenner, LA 70062
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Marrero
7201 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA 70072
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Metairie at Airline Hwy.
3847 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Causeway Blvd.
3800 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Metairie at Central Ave.
1019 Central Ave.
Metairie, LA 70001
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Gentilly
6210 Chef Menteur Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70126
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Michoud Blvd.
4449 Michoud Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70129
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Gause Blvd.
1685 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458
U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recovery like boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. Customers should ensure their tanks are topped off since propane is good to have in the event of long-term power outages.
U-Haul offered one month of free self-storage on March 12 to all college students whose school schedules were interrupted by COVID-19. That offer is ongoing at U-Haul-owned and -operated storage facilities across the U.S. and Canada, and is subject to availability.
As an essential service provider, U-Haul is open to meet the needs of its communities. For details on what U-Haul has done to enhance cleaning protocols, protect Team Members and customers, and encourage the use of programs that inherently promote social distancing and contactless business, please reference our multi-media press release: "Moving Safely and Smartly during the COVID-19 Pandemic."
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry, and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.