ORLANDO, Fla., July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty U-Haul facilities across three southeastern states are offering one month of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to residents who stand to be impacted by Hurricane Isaias.
Storm models indicate Isaias will skirt the east coast of Florida this weekend before continuing north to Georgia and South Carolina.
"The National Hurricane Center is warning residents to prepare for high winds, heavy rainfall and possible storm surges throughout the weekend," said Tom Burns, U-Haul Company of North Orlando president.
"Hurricanes create an immediate need for people to protect their possessions in secure locations. U-Haul is in a unique position to help. We'll be offering our free disaster relief program to our neighbors in high-risk areas where Isaias is predicted to hit."
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 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 176,000 trucks, 127,000 trailers and 41,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 774,000 rentable storage units and 66.7 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.