FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstar Coaches, the national RV rental dealer based in Florida, announced today that it stands ready to assist in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Allstar provided more than 30 RV rentals to government agencies, the Red Cross and various utility providers following Hurricane Katrina. "As a Florida based company we understand what is needed after a storm and we'll do what we can to help," says Rob Tischler CEO of Allstar.
Tropical Storm Isaac, once a category 1 hurricane made its landfall yesterday in Louisiana at 6:45 p.m. local time and has been ravaging New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region for more than 24 hours with flooding rains, wind gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour and potentially deadly tidal surges. Isaac is expected to continue wreaking havoc and remain over the area through Thursday or early Friday. The storm has caused massive power outages, widespread catastrophic damage, never before seen from a category 1 hurricane.
FEMA, The Red Cross and various insurance carriers themselves used the motorhome rental units in a variety of missions following Katrina and are expected follow suit after Isaac. These units are self-contained with generators and large fuel tanks designed to allow extended use in areas where power isn't available. These RV's can be used as mobile command centers, as a base for rescue and repair operations and as temporary housing for emergency personnel brought in to deal with this catastrophe as well as those displaced by the storm.
According to Tischler, "Government agencies, utility and insurance providers have priority; however additional units will be made ready for individuals and businesses as they become available." Tischler advises that displaced residents check with their insurance carriers to see if temporary housing is covered by their policies, indicating that most insurance companies will cover these costs if it becomes necessary.
Von Isanogle, Allstar's Fleet Operations Director, says "all our locations have implemented emergency action plans and are standing by, ready to start moving vehicles in as soon as it becomes safe to do so."
Allstar operates a fleet of luxury motorhome rentals which are available nationwide from their strategically located offices in nine states.
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