Atlanta, Talladega to open camping facilities for Hurricane Irma evacuees

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Hurricane Irma is becoming one of the most powerful storms in the Atlantic on record — and Florida Gov. Rick Scott has already declared a state of emergency for those in its path.

On Wednesday, Atlanta Motor Speedway announced it would open up its camping facilities free of charge to any Hurricane Irma evacuees seeking temporary shelter.

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, will open both RV and tent campgrounds to any interested evacuees beginning tomorrow, Sept. 7.

Talladega Superspeedway will also open facilities which will include hot shower and restroom facilities, as well as water hookups, beginning Thursday Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. ET.

Earlier this week, Hendrick Motorsports drivers launched a disaster relief fund with a $500,000 goal for hurricane victims, including those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston.