Self-Storage Talk Featured Thread: Picking Up the Pieces After a Natural Disaster

August 18, 2020

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A deadly storm that swept through Iowa last week destroyed homes, businesses, churches and farms, and left thousands without power. The Aug. 10 disaster is called a derecho, a severe windstorm that can cause hurricane-force winds up to 100 miles per hour as well as heavy rains and tornadoes. The event was a stark reminder that calamities beyond the coronavirus are very real and everyone, including self-storage operators, must be prepared.

A long-time member of Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community, suffered serious damage at his three Iowa facilities. Learn how he’s dealing with the aftermath and get advice from others who’ve experienced similar catastrophes. How would you pick up the pieces—literally and figuratively—if disaster were to strike at your location?

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