HOUSTON, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul is extending 30 days free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents of Houston and surrounding areas who have been affected by the severe flooding brought on by Sunday evening's storms.
The U-Haul Companies of East Houston, West Houston, Gulf Coast Texas and U-Haul Storage Centers of Houston are all offering free storage units and U-Box containers to impacted individuals and families at any U-Haul-owned and -operated storage facilities in the area where there is availability.
"U-Haul has been blessed to serve our customers for more than 70 years, and this is one way we can give back to our communities in times of need," said Matt Merrill, U-Haul Company of West Houston president.
"The flooding in some areas was more than 20 inches last night. At one point, the news quoted four to six inches of rain per hour. There are a lot of road closures today and there's supposed to be more weather coming in tonight. We want people to know we're here to help them."
U-Haul stores have 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.
People seeking more information about the 30 days free self-storage assistance or needing to find a U-Haul facility with storage availability should call the marketing company office nearest you:
U-Haul of East Houston
11202 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77066
U-Haul of West Houston
8518 Hwy. 6 South
Houston, TX 77083
U-Haul of Gulf Coast Texas
1617 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
U-Haul Storage Centers of Houston
2415 S. Dairy Ashford Road
Houston, TX 77077
U-Haul locations without vacant storage units may offer U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers. With U-Box containers, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take a U-Box container with you. U-Haul also can store your U-Box container in our secure warehouses or pick it up and deliver it to a location of your choice.
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 free self-storage assistance, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.
To learn more about what U-Haul is doing in the community, visit myuhaulstory.com.
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