Businesses help one another after devastating Tulsa tornado
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Chaos is the first thing that comes with a tornado, but in the aftermath comes a storm of compassion.
"It's kind of the Oklahoma standard," said Daniel Regan of Price Family Properties. "It's what Tulsans do, is stand up and help each other when something goes wrong."
Regan's company is offering rooms as businesses get re-oriented after Sunday's EF-2 tornado in midtown. The storm damaged nearly 150 businesses, whose owners now have to decide whether or not they will rebuild.
"If they need a place to land, to hang a shingle on a temporary basis, we'll give 60 days free rent for any business that was impacted by this tornado and can't operate out of their current office space," he said.
They're not the only company offering a helping hand. U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage to anyone affected by the storms. David Hays said they're even offering to help with any "recovery of data" that might have been lost or damaged in the storm.
Tulsa Connect is offering to help businesses, well, re-connect.
"We can help, and many times that can take the form of them just bringing their equipment into one of our facilities [and] getting it back up and running and back online," said Mike Bacher, owner of Tulsa Connect.
Regan said it's about helping each other out.
"It's giving back to the community and making sure that Tulsa is ready to move forward from this devastation," he said.