The U-Haul Co. of Eastern Florida is offering 30 days of free self-storage or U-Box portable storage to people who’ve been negatively impacted by the recent floods and tornadoes in Port Saint Lucie and Vero Beach, Fla. Families who need more information can contact the participating facility, U-Haul Moving & Storage of Fort Pierce, or visit the company’s website, according to a press release.
“The flooding in some areas has been up to 11 inches. There was a tornado that touched down and caused damage to trailers and RVs in Lakewood Park. People can use a dry, safe and secure facility to store their belongings at times like these,” said Cal Conner, president of the U-Haul Co. of Eastern Florida.
Portions of Florida have taken on significant water, and there’s a chance for continued rain throughout the week. Additional storms could cause more home and property damage, the release stated.
Through the U-Box program, flood victims can pick up a custom-designed trailer and take a storage container with them. Alternatively, U-Haul can store the container in its secure warehouse, or pick up and deliver it to another location.
Victims can also take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box program, which enables customers to use recycled boxes at no charge. Instead of discarding reusable boxes and bins, U-Haul encourages local residents to drop them off at the nearest U-Haul location, allowing other people to use them.
U-Haul stores also offer supplies to help residents with storm recovery, such as boxes, propane and propane tanks, and tarps, the release stated.
Established in 1945, U-Haul has more than 44 million square feet of storage space at more than 1,200 owned facilities throughout North America.
- South Florida Reporter: U-Haul Offers Free Storage and U-Boxes to Vero Beach Flood Victims