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Texas Self Storage Business Survives Loss of Roof to Microburst

by Winnie Hsiu August 25, 2010 5:40 PM
At this time of the year, we hear a lot about tornadoes in the news. But this Monday, a Sherman, Texas self storage facility was hit by a different, but potentially just as devastating, kind of wind that can also come from a severe thunderstorm -- a microburst, which is a kind of downdraft. A-American Self-Storage lost the top layer of the roof off one of its five rows of self storage units to high winds from a microburst. Fortunately, A-American’s roof is well made. The lower layers of the roof held steady, and tenants later reported that only a few light sprinkles of water, at worst, were able to penetrate the damaged roof during the remainder of the storm. [More]

Check Stored Baby Gear Against List of Recently Recalled Items

by Winnie Hsiu August 19, 2010 11:49 PM
Many people save baby gear in self storage units, planning to reuse gear for an expected sibling or hoping to give the gear away to family members or friends. If you are storing baby gear, you may want to doublecheck to make sure that none of the gear has been recalled before allowing families to use it. Recalls of baby gear are common, but this has been a particularly bad year for stroller and double stroller recalls. [More]