NPSA Members Prepared to Respond to Hurricane Ike

The National Portable Storage Association stands ready to respond to emergency situations in the wake of Hurricane Ike and other storms meteorologists expect to form this season.

Kansas City, MO, September 10, 2008 --( First, Hurricane Gustav crashed into the Louisiana shores. Then Tropical Storm Hanna rolled over the east coast of the U.S., causing tens of thousands of residents to lose electrical power. Now the deadly Hurricane Ike is threatening the Gulf Coast again, and the hurricane season is far from over.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the many families who have been affected by the storms that have passed through the Caribbean and the U.S. during this hurricane season," said John Finnessy, CMP, Executive Director of the National Portable Storage Association, or NPSA, a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. "Our members are standing by ready to help in time of need."

The NPSA recommends businesses and rescue groups rent, lease or purchase portable storage containers ahead of the storm. Portable storage containers can preserve goods and even lives in the wake of a storm. Portable storage vendors from coast to coast are prepared to meet the demand of forward-thinking companies that understand hurricane season won't end for nearly two more months and several more major storms are predicted in the month of September.

Colorado State University (CSU) scientists are predicting there will be five named tropical storms and two Category 3 or above hurricanes in September alone. In total, meteorologists predict 17 named storms and five major hurricanes this season. "We expect the month of September to be quite active," confirmed Phil Klotzbach, lead author of CSU's hurricane forecast. "We have seen some of the lowest pressure readings on record in the tropical Atlantic during August."

Constructed of steel, portable storage containers can stand hurricane-force winds. As in past emergencies, like Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, NPSA members are ready to dispatch containers during this time of need, either before or after the storm. For more information, visit

The National Portable Storage Association
The National Portable Storage Association is dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. We at the NPSA are here to serve those in the portable storage industry who rent, sell or lease containers, trailers and mobile offices. The NPSA assists members with industry, regulatory and workforce issues; plus, offers members networking, marketing and legislative support at national, state and local levels.

PR Contact:
Jennifer LeClaire
Self Storage Promotions

Self Storage Promotions
Jennifer LeClaire