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.