When a natural disaster strikes, it falls on the shoulders of city managers to provide the proper assistance and facilities to get communities back on their feet. They partner with nonprofits, municipalities companies, first responders, and more to provide assistance for all who need it. Recently, the city of Memphis recovered from a damaging tornado, and we were happy to step in and supply restroom trailers as added relief.

WREG Memphis reported that “A preliminary estimate by NWS on Monday indicated the tornado took a 1.4-mile path through the Parkway Village area.

But Friday, NWS published an updated graphic showing the tornado cutting a swath from Memphis International Airport northeast to the Balmoral area east of the I-240 loop — a distance of 7.4 miles.

Winds were estimated at 105 mph. as the twister touched down for nine minutes, beginning at 6:34 a.m.

No one was injured in the tornado, but numerous homes and at least one apartment complex were severely damaged. The Red Cross reported assisting more than 60 people who had been displaced from the Cottonwood Apartments complex.

Mayor Jim Strickland said 41 of the 47 buildings at the Cottonwood Apartments were damaged, and 16 have been deemed structurally unsafe. Residents in coordination with the property owner and the city are finding other housing arrangements.” 

As the city began dealing with the damage done by the tornado, they realized they’d need other tools to assist with disaster relief. They reached out to us for restroom trailer solutions and we were more than happy to share options and find great picks for them.

Disaster Relief Solutions with Restroom Trailers

As we learned about the needs of the city as they began working with the community, the biggest need was basic amenities for families and citizens who had lost their homes. These individuals no longer had regular access to basic things like the restroom and showers, so after hearing these specific needs, we had some options for them. 

After reviewing options, the city settled on two restroom trailers: the 8 Station Shower Trailer, Classic Series, and the ADA +2 Station Oahu Series.

The 8 Station Shower Trailer, Classic Series is a portable shower trailer that is purposefully designed for a high volume of use and was a great solution to send to the communities affected by tornado damage.

The Classic Series is compact yet comfortable environment measuring 24 feet. The clean, fresh exterior and aluminum steps and rails greet guests and ensure that they have safe and easy access. The interior is fitted with non-skid rubber flooring to ensure that guests can shower safely without worrying about slipping. Eight private showers await each visitor, and curtains ensure plenty of privacy during use.

The entire unit is insulated to ensure that the interior temperature stays comfortable despite outside weather conditions. It also comes with air conditioning and heat strips, which help keep the temperature that much more comfortable. With a tankless hot water system and showers that are very user friendly, the Classic Series Shower Trailer Rental is equipped for high volume use, easily providing each user with a positive shower experience.

The other option that was a fit for them was built to provide shower accessibility for all. The ADA +2 Station Oahu Series is 20 foot restroom trailer that is fitted with a 135 gallon fresh water tank and 300 gallon waste tank. The exterior is simple and cleanly designed, reinforced to prevent scratches and dents. Each suite is accessible by sturdy, aluminum steps and rails for safety, and the ADA suite comes with a short ramp for easy wheelchair access.

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Like many of our restroom trailers, the exterior is clean and durable, built with scratch and dent-proof material. Each suite of this restroom rental is completely private with separate entrances for each. The outside of each door comes with ample lighting to ensure that access is safe no matter what time day or night. 

Guests are greeted with a clean designer interior, each equipped with a shower, flushable china toilet, sink vanity, and mirror. The ADA suite, which is also spacious enough to double as a family restroom suite, is designed to make both the shower and toilet accessible for all with disabilities. The unit is also equipped with grab rails for further assistance. The ADA restroom suite can lower to the ground with the touch of a button, making access easy and allowing for a shorter ramp that takes up a much smaller footprint.

To ensure guests are always comfortable, this ADA restroom rental has air conditioning and heat strips to guarantee that the temperature stays comfortable no matter what outside weather is like. The insulated walls and ceiling further aid in maintaining a comfortable interior temperature.

Get Your Restroom Trailer

We are always happy to leave a customer satisfied. With the city of Memphis, we were able to provide them with a restroom trailer that fit their needs, easily accommodating their volume usage while providing a restroom facility that made those surviving a natural disaster feel comfortable. 

With our continued success partnering with such a diverse range of companies, we are confident in our ability to help those who may have a restroom need in the future. We have worked with towns much like Memphis in the past, along with a wide variety of other businesses and facilities. We have provided our restroom trailers as rental facilities during events, disaster recovery, and for seasonal employees, as well as for those needing more long term solutions, like construction sites, logistics companies, and more.

Tell us about your business. Do you hire temporary or seasonal staff? Have a venue or facility that needs more restroom access? How about a nonprofit organization that services those in need? If so, we are here to help you solve all of your restroom problems with a wide range of restroom trailers. With basic to luxury designs, small to large in size, we have the restroom trailer that is perfectly equipped for your exact needs! Browse our inventory and begin the process today.