On Tuesday, weather experts and law enforcement are urging residents in the St. Louis area not to leave their houses and “do not drown.”
“Record rainfall caused widespread flash flooding across the St. Louis area early Tuesday, closing multiple roadways and prompting rescues from vehicles stranded by high waters, authorities said,” ABC reported.
“Rainfall of between 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 centimeters) was reported overnight, the National Weather Service said on Twitter. St. Louis recorded more than 7 inches of rainfall Tuesday morning, surpassing the record of 6.85 inches from Aug. 20, 1915, the weather service said,” the outlet added.
People are being asked to avoid driving on Tuesday due to the rain.
New #flooding images coming out of #StLouis show the dire conditions that are causing some people leave their homes, including one person who needed help from a reporter while he was reporting live on TV. pic.twitter.com/UgCKjAv7Ts
— Morning Express with Robin Meade (@MorningExp) July 26, 2022
This is what my street looks like now in the St Louis flood pic.twitter.com/Nr2nSna0yg
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) July 26, 2022
That was when U-Haul company jumped into action.
The American moving truck, trailer, and self-storage rental company U-Haul announced on Tuesday it was providing free self-storage and U-Box container use for 30 days at eight locations in the greater St. Louis area for anyone who has been affected by the recent flooding.
“Countless families have watched as their homes take on water, leaving damaged possessions behind,” said Aaron Freeman, U-Haul Area District Vice President in a statement. “There will be a significant clean-up process in the coming weeks. U-Haul has the infrastructure, services and commitment to aid communities when natural disasters like this occur. Anyone impacted by these storms can make use of a storage room or U-Box container at no cost for one month while availability exists at our cooperating stores.”
Contact the nearest participating location if you have questions about the U-Haul Disaster Relief Program:
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Alton
2851 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL 62002
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Florissant (U-Box only)
1800 N. Hwy. 67
Florissant, MO 63031
U-Haul Moving & Storage at West Florissant
11219 W. Florissant Ave.
Florissant, MO 63033
U-Haul Storage of Overland
1600 Dielman Road
Overland, MO 63132
U-Haul Storage & Moving of Downtown St. Louis
418 S. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63102
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Dutchtown
4230 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lemay
2529 Lemay Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO 63125