U-Haul Offering 30 Days of Free Self-Storage as Central Texas Flood Relief Plus Customers Can Use U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 To Book Trucks Via Smartphones

Picture source: Flooded homes in Graveyard Point along Lake Travis on Oct. 18, 2018. (KXAN Photo)

For days Austin, San Antonio and the surrounding areas in Texas have had flash flooding causing the lakes at maximum capacity and various road closures. Per LCRA, the Highland Lakes watershed is experiencing historic flooding. This is a serious situation and people should take action to protect people and property. U-Haul contacted us about their efforts to help those here in Central Texas that need help storing their property due to their house flooding or house that may be in jeopardy of flooding.

Below is what U-Haul is offering for flood victims in Central Texas:

  • Four U-Haul Companies in Central Texas are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents who have been or will be impacted by flooding in the region.
  • U-Haul Companies of North Austin, South Austin, San Antonio East and San Antonio West have made 29 facilities across nine cities available for assistance.
  • U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recoveries 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-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.

They also have U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 where customers can book a truck online to help move their property from point A to Point B via their smartphone.

U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 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.

People seeking more information about the 30 days free disaster relief assistance or needing to make self-storage arrangements should contact the nearest participating facility.

Below are the current U-Haul facility helping with this flood initiative:

Currently, 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 at the forefront of aiding communities in times of need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.

We wish all those impacted by the flooding well. We are also located in Austin but nowhere located near flooding areas. As a reminder if your home is at risk of flooding please seek higher ground or relocate to a friend or relatives home.

For more information about the U-Haul flooding initiatives please visit: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/15719/Flood-Relief-For-Central-Texas-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage/.


Source: KXAN, U-Haul, LCRA