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U-Haul to Floridians: We will store your stuff during Irma for free

This 2015 photo shows Jim Slagle and his son, Zach Slagle, sift through their flooded yard in preparation to leave their house in Lutz, Fla. on Aug. 7 during a flood. U-Haul is providing free storeage to Floridians ahead of Hurricane Irma. (SCOTTY SCHENCK | Times
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This 2015 photo shows Jim Slagle and his son, Zach Slagle, sift through their flooded yard in preparation to leave their house in Lutz, Fla. on Aug. 7 during a flood. U-Haul is providing free storeage to Floridians ahead of Hurricane Irma. (SCOTTY SCHENCK | Times )

U-Haul announced on Thursday that 96 of it stores across Florida will offer free self-storage and 'U-Box' shipping containers in response to Category 5 Hurricane Irma's projected path toward the state.

Floridians who go to U-Haul for help will get the free service for 30 days, the company said, under its "disaster relief assistance program."

"Thousands have begun to leave their homes, creating an immediate need for secure facilities where evacuees can store their possessions," said Cal Conner, a U-Haul company president for Florida. "This is a neighborly service we have the ability to extend as Irma approaches, and in her aftermath."

A total of 54 cities are offering the services, including Tampa, Clearwater, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tallahassee.

Here's a list of the local locations, organized by city. A full list can be viewed here.

TAMPA

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Citrus Park: 6111 Gunn Highway; (813) 962-7338

U-Haul Moving & Storage of East Tampa: 5806 N 56th St.; (813) 621-9764

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Florida Avenue: 9505 N Florida Ave.; (813) 933-0499

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Gandy Boulevard: 3939 W Gandy Blvd.; (813) 832-5682

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Historic Ybor City: 2309 Angel Olivia Senior St.; (813) 247-5936

U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Tampa: 10415 N Florida Ave.; (813) 933-2821

U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Tampa: 3826 W Marcum St.; (813) 839-2376

U-Haul Moving & Storage at W. Waters Avenue: 5404 W Waters Ave.; (813) 249-9677

U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Tampa: 4406 W Hillsborough Ave.; (813) 873-2333

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Westchase: 11401 W Hillsborough Ave.; (813) 855-5976

St. Petersburg

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Park Street: 5200 Park St.; (727) 546-1572

CLEARWATER

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Sunset Point / U.S. 19: 23917 U.S. Hwy. 19 N; (727) 796-2132

LARGO

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Belcher Road: 2180 Belcher Road S; (727) 531-1072

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Largo: 13564 66th St. N; (727) 536-7849

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Starkey Road: 12420 Starkey Road; (727) 584-1660

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Walsingham Park: 13240 Walsingham Road; (727) 596-0765

Pinellas Park

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Pinellas Park: 4015 Park Blvd.; (727) 545-1723

New Port Richey

U-Haul Moving & Storage of New Port Richey: 5631 U.S. Highway 19; (727) 842-8415

U-Haul Storage of New Port Richey: 6118 U.S. Highway 19 N; (727) 848-2598

OLDSMAR

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Eastlake: 3182 Curlew Road; (813) 854-5002

PALM HARBOR

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Palm Harbor: 30750 U.S. Highway 19 N; (727) 771-8058

BROOKSVILLE

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Brooksville: 15334 Cortez Blvd.; (352) 799-0591

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Spring Hill: 13416 Cortez Blvd.; (352) 596-6825

Hudson

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Hudson: 14906 U.S. 19; (727) 862-2572

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Moon Lake: 10601 State Road 52; (727) 856-1633

Contact Sara DiNatale at sdinatale@tampabay.com. Follow @sara_dinatale.

U-Haul to Floridians: We will store your stuff during Irma for free 09/07/17 [Last modified: Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:22pm]
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