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U-Haul Offers Free Self-Storage Units to Flood Victims

Creek and river flooding have left parts of Jasper and Beaumont underwater in Texas, with about a foot of rain forcing road and school closures. Hundreds were rescued in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, LA, which has endured its third weather-related disaster in less than a year.

U-Haul is making five facilities in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana available to provide 30 days of free self-storage to residents impacted by the storms and severe flooding that have slammed the region in the last few days.

“Heavy rains have led to severe flooding in these communities, and countless families have seen their houses take on water and their possessions lost or damaged,” says Jerry Bowden, U-Haul Company of South Central Louisiana president. “There will be a clean-up and recovery process in the coming days and weeks. We want our neighbors to know that help is available. Anyone impacted by these storms can make use of a storage room at no cost for one month while there is availability.” Participating stores near affected customers will have more information about the U-Haul disaster relief program or the 30 days of free self-storage program.


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