NASCAR venues and RV parks in the South are opening their doors for travelers escaping Hurricane Irma, which is on track to hit Florida on Sunday morning.
Here are some of the facilities welcoming evacuees. More will be added in the coming days:
The Hoover Metropolitan Complex, managed by Sports Facilities Management (SFM), will open its RV park to residents of affected states who are fleeing Irma as those who are dealing with the lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey, effective immediately. The 170-space Hoover RV Park features Wi-Fi as well as water, sewer, and electrical hookups. Those who choose to use the Hoover RV Park will be provided a free stay with proof of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina residency for temporary refuge. Interested persons should contact the Hoover Metropolitan Complex’s Guest Services between 8AM-5PM Central Monday – Friday at 205-739-7364 to reserve their spot or e-mail at [email protected] For more information about The Hoover Metropolitan Complex or The Hoover Met RV Park, visit https://hoovermetcomplex.com.
Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama
Talladega Superspeedway has opened facilities that will include hot shower and restroom facilities, as well as water hookups.
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Atlanta Motor Speedway will open its camping facilities free of charge to evacuees seeking temporary refuge from the approaching Hurricane Irma. The Speedway, which is equipped to handle thousands of campers during its annual NASCAR weekend, has opened both RV and tent campgrounds to any interested evacuees.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to help anyone that’s been displaced from their homes. According to WSMV, it is waiving all campground fees at national forests in the southern region. That includes Land Between the Lakes, in Tennessee and western Kentucky, and Daniel Boone in Winchester County, Tenn. Some campgrounds in the region were flooded during the storms, so the USDA isn’t able to open them. For more information on Land Between the Lakes, click here or call 800-525-7077. For more information on Daniel Boone, click here or call 859-745-3100. To read more on this story click here.
Maxwell Airforce Base
Also, Maxwell Air Force Base, in Montgomery, Ala., is now serving as an Incident Staging Base for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be receiving approximately 800 trailers bearing water, food, generators and other needed items.