U-Haul Helps Florida Flood Victims

Posted by Modern Storage Media on Jun 17, 2024 11:49:30 AM

Seven U-Haul Companies across southern and central Florida are helping flood victims with 30 days of free storage services. The companies made the decision to make this aid available at 87 self-storage facilities following intense flash flooding that began on June 11 and has left communities throughout South Florida underwater. 


Following the flooding, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency on June 12.  “It's bad in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach … there are cars floating down the road,” said Cal Conner, U-Haul Co. of Eastern Florida president. “Sarasota, Tampa, and cities along the Gulf Coast saw localized flooding as well. There are going to be a lot of Floridians needing help to deal with this disaster. If we can play a small role by giving them free access to dry storage for 30 days, we're happy to do that.”


The 30-days offer applies to new self-storage rentals and is based on availability. Participating companies include U-Haul Co. of Clearwater (18 stores), U-Haul Co. of East Tampa/Lakeland (6 stores), U-Haul Co. of Eastern Florida (11 stores), U-Haul Co. of Fort Lauderdale (14 stores), U-Haul Co. of Miami (12 stores), U-Haul Co. of West Tampa (13 stores), and U-Haul Co. of Western Florida (13 stores).


In addition to its 30 days free self-storage disaster relief program, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in times of need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.


Further Reading:

U-Haul Disaster Relief: Past & Present