U-Haul Extends Free Self-Storage to Southwest Georgia in Wake of Hurricane Michael

ALBANY, Ga. (Oct. 11, 2018) — U-Haul Company of Southern Georgia is now offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to Albany residents who have been affected by the extreme winds and rains associated with Hurricane Michael.

The storm stuck Albany on Wednesday, packing winds of more than 100 mph. Thousands of residents lost power and many storefronts in downtown Albany had windows blown out.

“Many of our neighbors are facing a long road to recovery,” U-Haul area district vice president Doug Weston said. “With such widespread damage, U-Haul is proud to step forward and assist those in need with our free self-storage disaster relief program.”

On Monday, the U-Haul Companies of Atlanta West, Tallahassee, South Alabama and Western North Carolina extended the same disaster relief offer at 28 locations in 12 cities. Find that press release here.

Families seeking more information about the 30 days free disaster relief assistance or needing to make storage arrangements should contact the following U-Haul location:

U-Haul of Albany

820 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.

Albany, GA 31701

(229) 883-1854

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 stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recovery like boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to ensure their tanks are topped off since propane is good to have in the event of long-term power outages.

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 uhaul.com 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.


Andrea Batchelor

Jeff Lockridge

E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com

Phone: 602-263-6981

Website: uhaul.com

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