With the largest mass evacuation in American history taking place, one of the most encouraging things to see ahead of Hurricane Irma is how various organizations are coming together to make the evacuation easier on their friends and neighbors.
Evacuating Florida, or elsewhere on the southern East Coast to avoid the super storm as she comes ashore? Don’t worry about finding a camping spot. Talladega and Atlanta Speedways have you covered.
The two race tracks announced Wednesday that they are offering free campground space for Irma evacuees. Both race tracks officially opened RV campgrounds today for anyone fleeing the storm. In Atlanta, the grounds will be open for both tent and RV camping with the shower and restroom facilities open.
At Talladega, the camping area known as Winner’s Walk I, on turn 1 will be open and will include water hookups on the gravel and grassy areas as well as opening the restroom and shower facilities. The space in Talladega, in central Alabama, will also offer both RV and tent camping for Irma refugees and is equipped with two dump stations.
Talladega is roughly 150 miles north of Alabama’s gulf coast.
For Irma evacuees, leaving via RV offers the comfort of knowing where you will sleep during the storm and the ability to have hot meals. It also means the ability to carry a little bit more of your stuff out of Florida where some forecasters are predicting widespread devastation.