U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage to Florida Residents Affected by Tropical Storm Emily

JACKSONVILLE, OCALA, SARASOTA and TAMPA, Fla. (July 31, 2017) — Four U-Haul Companies are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage over a wide area of Florida to residents who have been or will be impacted by flooding in the region.

Florida is expected to take on extensive water this week due to steady rains from Tropical Storm Emily. Concerns of flooded streets and homes have created the need for safe and secure self-storage options where people can keep their possessions.

“This region is the bull’s-eye when it comes to rainfall and flooding,” U-Haul Company of Western Florida president Dave Thompson said. “Tropical Storm Emily has strengthened and we have been warned about flooding, wind speeds and riptides. As a longstanding and committed member of these communities, U-Haul is ready to help by offering families a dry place to store their belongings for 30 days at no cost.”

The U-Haul Companies of Western Florida, Gainesville, Jacksonville and Tampa have made 28 facilities across nine cities available to provide assistance.

People seeking additional information about the 30 days free self-storage assistance or needing to make arrangements should contact the participating location nearest them:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Amelia Island (Self-storage)

1830 S. 8th St.

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 491-6966

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Edgewood Ave. (Self-storage)

1651 W. Edgewood Ave.

Jacksonville, FL 32208

(904) 764-2516

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Regency (Self-storage)

9411 Atlantic Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32225

(904) 720-1932

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Phillips & Emerson (Self-storage)

3435 Phillips Hwy.

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 398-3016

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mandarin (Self-storage)

11490 San Jose Blvd.

(904) 292-9404

Jacksonville, FL 32223

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Normandy Blvd. (Self-storage)

5481 Normandy Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32205

(904) 786-2424

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Jacksonville (Self-storage)

5630 Phillips Hwy.

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 731-1383

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Jacksonville (Self-storage)

400 W. Ashley St.

Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 358-9909

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mayport (Self-storage)

1650 Mayport Road

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

(904) 249-9934

U-Haul Moving & Storage of St. Augustine (Self-storage)

3524 U.S. Hwy. 1 S.

St. Augustine, FL 32086

(904) 797-3667

U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Sarasota (Self-storage and U-Box)

7850 N. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34243

(941) 355-8535

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Sarasota (Self-storage and U-Box)

4861 S. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34231

(941) 921-6605

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Ocala (Self-storage and U-Box)

5555 S. Pine Ave.

Ocala, FL 34480

(352) 368-7003

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Ocala (Self-storage and U-Box)

505 SW 17th St.

Ocala, FL 34471

(352) 867-8442

U-Haul Storage of Brooksville (Self-storage and U-Box)

15334 Cortez Blvd.

Brooksville, FL 34613

(352) 799-0591

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Spring Hill (Self-storage and U-Box)

13416 Cortez Blvd.

Brooksville, FL 34613

(352) 596-6825

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Moon Lake (Self-storage and U-Box)

10601 State Road 52

Hudson, FL 34669

(727) 856-1633

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Hudson (Self-storage and U-Box)

14906 U.S. 19

Hudson, FL 34667

(727) 862-2572

U-Haul Moving & Storage at West Waters Ave. (Self-storage)

5404 W. Waters Ave.

Tampa, FL 33634

(813) 249-9677

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Florida Ave. (Self-storage)

9505 N. Florida Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612

(813) 933-0499

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Gandy Blvd. (Self-storage)

3939 W. Gandy Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33611

(813) 832-5682

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Citrus Park (Self-storage)

6111 Gunn Hwy.

Tampa, FL 33625

(813) 962-7338

U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Tampa (Self-storage)

10415 N. Florida Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612

(813) 933-2821

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Historic Ybor City (Self-storage)

2309 Angel Oliva Senior St.

Tampa, FL 33605

(813) 247-5936

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Westchase (Self-storage)

11401 W. Hillsborough Ave.

Tampa, FL 33635

(813) 855-5976

U-Haul Moving & Storage of East Tampa (Self-storage)

5806 N. 56th St.

Tampa, FL 33610

(813) 621-9764

U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Tampa (Self-storage)

4406 W. Hillsborough Ave.

Tampa, FL 33614

(813) 873-2333

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Tampa (Self-storage)

3826 W. Marcum St.

Tampa, FL 33616

(813) 839-2376

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. Watch the new U-Box TV commercial here.

U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with 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 of free self-storage assistance, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities during times of disaster as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.

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 customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 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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