Tropical Storm Bertha: U-Haul Offers Free Self-Storage in North Carolina and Virginia

U-Haul® is proactively offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to North Carolina and Virginia residents forecasted to be in the path of Tropical Storm Bertha.

Potential flooding and strong winds are expected to impact a wide area as the storm moves north.

“We encourage these communities to prepare for the storm by taking advantage of our free self-storage disaster relief program,” said Jeffrey Messenger, U-Haul Company of Southern Virginia president. “We want to ensure our neighbors have a dry, secure place to store their belongings.”

Participating Locations

U-Haul is making 13 stores across the two states available to offer assistance. People seeking more information or needing to arrange 30 days free self-storage should contact the nearest participating location:


U-Haul Moving & Storage at Bragg Blvd.

5400 Bragg Blvd.

Fayetteville, NC 28303

(910) 864-2797

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Fayetteville at Coliseum

2346 Gillespie St.

Fayetteville, NC 28306

(910) 223-1556

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Florence

369 N. Irby St.

Florence, SC 29501

(843) 665-4061

U-Haul Moving & Storage of New River

425 S. Marine Blvd.

Jacksonville, NC 28540

(910) 455-2717


U-Haul Moving & Storage at Southpark

804 W. Roslyn Road

Colonial Heights, VA 23834

(804) 520-4840

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Dan River

2400 Riverside Drive

Danville, VA 24540

(434) 799-1730

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Lynchburg

1760 Park Ave.

Lynchburg, VA 24501

(434) 528-3115

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Timberlake

7401 Timberlake Road

Lynchburg, VA 24502

(434) 333-7603

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Crater Road

2540 S. Crater Road

Petersburg, VA 23805

(804) 861-9789

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jefferson Park

4725 Jefferson Park Road

Prince George, VA 23875

(804) 458-7636

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Oaklawn Blvd.

5400 Oaklawn Blvd.

Prince George, VA 23875

(804) 458-7553

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Airport

2902 Hershberger Road

Roanoke, VA 24017

(540) 563-1644

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Salem Turnpike

3434 Salem Turnpike

Roanoke, VA 24017

(540) 344-3709

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

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

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