HAMPTON, Ga. - Atlanta Motor Speedway is opening its camping facilities free of charge to people fleeing Hurricane Irma.
AMS, which is located in Hampton Georgia, is equipped to handle thousands of campers. It will open both its RV and tent campgrounds beginning Thursday.
Evacuees will have free access to hot showers and restroom facilities.
Hurricane Irma pounded the Caribbean on Wednesday and could make its way up the Florida coast this weekend.
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Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency for several coastal Georgia counties.
Atlanta Motor Speedway sent the following directions for those who are evacuating and need a place to camp:
"Those interested in RV or tent camping at Atlanta Motor Speedway should enter the facility at Entrance "E" off GA Highway 19/41. The Unreserved Campgrounds will be on the left. From I-75 and GA Highway 20, campers should see signs to AMS and follow Lower Woolsey road to Entrance “H” and the Speedway Credential Building. Make a right into Speedway property and then another immediate right onto Richard Petty Boulevard. Follow Richard Petty Boulevard and turn left into Entrance “G”. The campgrounds will be on the right."
Wednesday afternoon, Talladega Speedway announced it is also opening part of its campgrounds to evacuees. Those campgrounds include hot shower and restroom facilities, as well as water hookups on gravel and grassy areas.
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