HYANNIS, Mass. - An EF1 tornado with 110 mph winds ripped off a hotel roof, downed trees that blocked roads, and knocked out power to thousands on Cape Cod on Tuesday during the peak of tourist season.
The National Weather Service says the tornado began in Yarmouth and ended in Harwich.
No injuries have been reported, but families and companies are still assessing all the damage left behind.
That's where U-Haul is offering to help.
"The storm came in very quickly and caught many residents off guard," said Stoyan Kovachev, U-Haul Company of Southern Massachusetts & Cape Cod president. "U-Haul is stepping up to offer our neighbors a place to securely store their belongings during the clean-up process. We're proud to be part of this community."
Locals can use U-Haul storage for 30 days for free, according to the company.
People seeking more information about the 30 days free disaster relief assistance or needing to make self-storage arrangements should contact:
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Hyannis
594 Bearses Way
Hyannis, MA 02601
U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with recovery like boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to ensure their tanks are topped off since propane is good to have in the event of long-term power outages.
U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 22,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days free self-storage disaster relief program, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in times of need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.
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