Two NASCAR tracks in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina are opening their facilities to people displaced by Hurricane Idalia.
Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway began providing free dry camping space for evacuees at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The campsites will be accessible to RV, fifth wheel, caravan and RV Super C class.
Hurricane IDALIA is expected to be Category 4 “Extremely Dangerous” upon landfall
“Anyone looking to escape Idalia is most welcome to stay with us here at AMS. With hundreds of acres of campgrounds and supporting infrastructure, our facility is well equipped to help in times of need,” Atlanta Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager Brandon Hutchison said in a statement.
“That’s why we’ve made a habit of working hand-in-hand with Henry County Emergency Management for more than a decade to help in situations like this,” he continued.
Atlanta Motor Speedway also offers a limited number of campsites with water, electricity, and sewerage for $35 per night.
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The NASCAR track has a history of opening up its facilities to severe hurricanes. Evacuees were able to remain in the Speedway’s campgrounds during Hurricane Irma in 2017 and during Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Dorian in 2018 and 2019.
Charlotte Motor Speedway said campgrounds will be available to evacuees for as long as possible and that they have been granted access to a bathhouse on the circuit’s grounds.
Idalia was upgraded to a Category 3 storm, according to data Wednesday morning Fox weather. The National Hurricane Center forecast it will be an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm when it makes landfall in Florida Wednesday morning.