Tornado Recovery: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage in Ottawa-Gatineau Area

GATINEAU, Que. (Sept. 25, 2018) — U-Haul Company of Western Quebec is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents who were impacted by wind damage and severe storms associated with last Friday’s tornado.

Strong winds blew down trees, downed power lines, damaged buildings and homes, and flipped cars as it tore through Ottawa and Gatineau. As many as 30 people were injured.

“Many people are now dealing with the damage and devastation,” U-Haul Company of Western Quebec president Claude Boucher said. “As a caring member of these communities, we want to make sure they have a secure place to store their belongings during the recovery process.”

Families seeking self-storage assistance can contact the nearest participating U-Haul facility:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Gatineau

266 Rue Saint-Louis

Gatineau, QC J8P8B3

(819) 669-5335

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Britannia

2720 Queensview Drive

Ottawa, ON K2B1A5

(613) 829-0446

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Innes Road

3636 Innes Road

Ottawa, ON K1C1T1

(613) 824-6843

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Ottawa

383 Coventry Road

Ottawa, ON K1K2C5

(613) 741-7220

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 is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 21,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. 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.

The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit to create an online account.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 161,000 trucks, 118,000 trailers and 42,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 632,000 rooms and 55.2 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.


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