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Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Viewer Writes: Flooded business in Salisbury



Good afternoon, I want to say I so enjoy your site, the news you report and your honesty in reporting it.

With the flooding going on, you would think businesses who provide services to others would at least have a plan, or anything to keep the flooding possibly from being worse. My friend has a storage unit on Snow Hill Road, we went to get something out this morning and we saw a mess, water past the entrances into the halls, dumpsters floating, water possibly in the storage units themselves. These customers pay good money to store here, and to see this and know their items could be ruined is upsetting. I will attach a few photos I took, to me this is very heartbreaking and the owner of the place should be looked into as to why a pond in the back is not working to pump water away from people's storage bins, and the water is just sitting.

The attached photos are what I could take without getting shin deep in the water inside the gate.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe God should be looked into for letting it rain so much too.

Anonymous said...

Store at your own risk.

Anonymous said...

This is why people in the south buy storage boats & put them in their garage.In the event of a flood the boat rises with the water and no harm done.

Steve Betz said...

Saw the Salisbury fire department helping out pumping the Acme's loading dock.

Anonymous said...

Rental places tell you not to put your stuff on directly on the ground and to have insurance. We put everything on pallets when we had to use a rental place

Anonymous said...

3:30 PM that is not totally true. First off I have never been told I had to supply pallets to put my belongings on. If they can not provide a dry storage locker then THEY should supply me with pallets to put my stuff on. AND what if the water goes above the pallets? Then what.

Second, if you do not get the right insurance then your damaged belongings are not covered.

It is a bit more complicated and actually THEY have a responsibility to provide you with the service they are selling you. No one says, hey rent me a locker where all my stuff is going to get damaged by water.

Anonymous said...

359 grow up. Nobody expects disasters to happen. But they do, hense the insurance. Now go back to your fairy tale life and tell your unicorn hello for me. Snowflake.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. The business owner of the storage place should have insurance for this.

Anonymous said...

He does but it doesn't cover your stuff in the storage locker. That is your responsibility!

Anonymous said...

6:27 PM Actually, smart people plan for the unexpected to happen. I surmise you aren't one of them. When and if I have to store my life belongings, amounting to a value close to 100K, in a concrete block that I have no control over, for any extended period of time, I try and take as many precautions as I can, as some of it, is not replaceable and you have to buy separate riders to cover such things as wind and ground water, which most people do not think of, or they are not properly advised to.

And who wants to be caught up in a lawsuit that drags out for years where you get pennies on the dollar for your possessions, fighting insurance companies that keep passing the buck saying it isn't their problem.

Sorry you are so intimidated and insulted by others smarter than you.

Anonymous said...

This is why outside storage places are just not a wise choice for super precious belongings. The U-Haul place on 13N has an all indoor storage building. That's the best course when you have things that can't be replaced. Know this is late for your friend but hopefully, they will be able to salvage most of their belongings and move it to Brenda's place. The storage place should have precautions for this stuff, though how, I have no idea.

Anonymous said...

9:11 PM thank you for the insight. I have been shopping for a space and have not felt settled about anything but did not really look at the Uhaul building. Guess I should.

Anonymous said...

920, 911 here, yes, Brenda is great and the U-Haul It place is great. Always clean and its temperature controlled. It is a bit more than the outside buildings but as you can see, far worth the additional price. I believe there's three floors in both buildings and the size ranges from closet to biggest (in outdoor units). I've used her place a couple times and always had superior service and no 'surprises' like with a lot of other places. She's awesome. Give them a call. They will set you up!

Anonymous said...

925 You're right. Brenda is good people. Her place is cleaner than most people's homes. She really cares about her storage tenants, too. They have alarm systems on the property plus I believe she lives next door so if something happens, she's on top of it. Best place in town to store your belongings.

Anonymous said...

They didn't tell us we had to use pallets but when they realize we were putting our entire household in there they told us to keep it up off the ground so it doesn't get ruined. Flood, bugs, neighbors stuff leaking, anything could get into yours so be prepared is what we were told and we took their advice. We also spent extra on insurance to cover anything since it was our whole household being stored. Just like homeowners or car insurance, you get what you pay for.

bayman said...

3:28, I wonder if Acme pays for it or we do?

Anonymous said...

Most places for storage are dry and secure. I believe the person that wrote this is referring to owners obligation to upkeep the place correctly. If that's the case, then this person is correct. I understand things happen, however, there is still a level of responsibility for the owners to make sure things like this don't happen more than once.