INKSTER, Mich. (May 20, 2020) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to Midland County residents after floodwaters caused two dams to fail, leading to the evacuation of thousands of locals.
The Edenville and Sanford dams were breached on Tuesday, prompting the calls to evacuate. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency.
“Officials are warning that some areas could be under 9 feet of water by (Wednesday) afternoon,” said Scott Baker, U-Haul Company of Central Michigan president. “Our neighbors are in serious need of a place to store their belongings. U-Haul supports the communities in which we do business, and we’ll be offering clean and dry self-storage at no cost for a month.”
People seeking more information or needing to arrange 30 days free self-storage should contact one of the three participating locations:
8135 W. Houghton Lake Drive
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mount Pleasant (U-Box only)
2374 Parkway Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
3520 Bay Road
Saginaw, MI 48603
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 offered one month of free self-storage on March 12 to college students whose school schedules were interrupted by COVID-19. That offer is ongoing across the U.S. and Canada.
As an essential service provider, U-Haul remains open to meet the needs of customers and communities. For details on what U-Haul has done to enhance cleaning protocols, protect Team Members and customers, and develop programs that inherently promote social distancing and contactless business, please visit uhaul.com/announcement.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry, and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.