Toyota Financial Services and Lexus Financial Services are offering payment relief to customers affected by the New York area storm, which has resulted in dozens of deaths.
“Toyota Financial Services cares about the safety and well-being of its customers and wants to help those suffering from this natural disaster,” per a statement from the automaker. “We extend our heartfelt thoughts to those affected by this devastating storm.”
Impacted lease and finance customers residing in the affected areas may be eligible to take advantage of several payment relief options, some of which include extensions and lease deferred payments, redirecting billing statement and arranging phone or online payments.Meanwhile, President Joe Biden approved New York’s emergency declaration request on Dec. 26. New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency in New York on Dec. 22 ahead of the severe storm. She called it "the blizzard of the century.”
More than half (60%) of the U.S. population were issued some sort of winter weather advisory over the holiday weekend amid the intense storm, which stretched more than 2,000 miles, per The Associated Press.
The storm continues to wreak havoc on post-holiday weekend airline flights and some travelers may not reach their final destination before Friday.
“As we continue the work to recover our operation, we have made the decision to continue operating a reduced schedule by flying roughly one third of our schedule for the next several days,” per a statement from Southwest Airlines.
Over 60% of Southwest flights were canceled Tuesday, according to FlightAware.