This will help many who have been affected by the rising waters.
After extreme flooding deluged parts of eastern Missouri over the weekend and forced residents to cope with rising waters, moving and storage business U-Haul has come through for those affected in an awesome way.
President of St. Louis U-Haul Company Steve Langford said the company wanted to help residents as waters continued to rise.
“We want to support our communities in any way we can,” Langford said in a news release. “These people deserve a safe and secure place to store their belongings.”
With more rain in the forecast, this was good news for families who know they will have somewhere to keep their belongings safe and dry.
Resident Michelle Worley, whose family was displaced by the flooding, told KTVI that being able to store some items was a relief.
“I know everything is going to be safe and dry and not get damaged in here that’s a good thing” she said. “It’s overwhelming when you have kids and you lose your home in a matter of hours. It’s just devastating.”
The flooding became so bad that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens issued a state of emergency.
KTVI reported that the moving company has assisted more than 50 families displaced by the flooding.
U-Haul Company is offering free storage at participating Missouri locations. U-Haul has two locations in Springfield and one each in Jefferson City and Joplin. Missouri residents can visit the U-Haul website for southern Missouri for more information.
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