LAFAYETTE, La., Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Northern Louisiana is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents of Lafayette and surrounding areas who have been impacted by flooding.
Lafayette has taken on considerable water from the ongoing storms and some communities have been evacuated, creating the need for safe, secure and dry self-storage options where people can keep their possessions.
"It's been raining the last couple of days and there is more rain in the forecast; it looks like the tail end of a tropical depression is on top of the city," said Warren Iles, U-Haul Company of Northern Louisiana president. "Our U-Haul stores are high and dry, but I know there are closed roads and neighborhoods that are flooded.
"Our role as a caring community member is to help in these situations. We are offering affected individuals and families a secure location to store their effects, free of charge for 30 days."
Two U-Haul locations are participating in the 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box. Families needing more information about the self-storage assistance should contact the following U-Haul store nearest you:
With U-Box containers, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box with you. U-Haul also can store your U-Box container in our secure warehouses or pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.
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 21,000 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.