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    Manhattan Mini-Storage customers upset after belongings ruined by Hurricane Sandy


    Robert Miller
    Workers dump storm-damaged items being stored at Manhattan Mini-Storage


    These customers say they have been left high — and wet.
    People renting lockers from two Manhattan Mini-Storage facilities in Chelsea not only discovered their belongings ruined by Hurricane Sandy — they may have to scramble to find their moldy possessions.
    “The continued presence of these items in the building now represents an immediate health and safety threat as well as an obstacle to our ability to completely address and eliminate the hazard,” Mini Storage told customers in an email late last week.... full story


    Gothamist ran an update on this story saying...

    [UPDATED]: A spokesperson from Manhattan Mini-Storage emailed us the following:
    Manhattan Mini Storage did suffer some flooding from the Hurricane Sandy storm surge, the worst of which occurred at our two 21st Street locations. In the hours and days immediately following the storm, we notified any customers whose storage units may have been affected via regular and certified postal mail, phone calls and, most recently, emails. We have also posted real-time recovery updates on our web site, as well as all our social media platforms. In addition, we have offered our services to all New Yorkers who may have been impacted by the hurricane, offering free storage, office space, packing supplies and other basic necessities to anyone who calls our 24-Hour emergency hotline. Contrary to some media reports, we are not discarding people's belongings. We are simply moving them to another location so customers can have a chance to look through them and keep/dispose of them as they see fit if they do not come to the facility themselves over the weekend. link

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