Atlanta Motor Speedway Opens Campground Free Of Charge To Hurricane Matthew Evacueesby Hunter Thomas October 6, 2016 0 comments
HAMPTON, Ga. – Announced on Thursday, evacuees of Hurricane Matthew will be able to seek shelter free of charge at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Located just over 20 miles from Atlanta, the racetrack that’s owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., will have its camper bath house facilities available to evacuees on top of the free parking in the Family Campground that’s in front of the frontstretch. The camper bath house facilities offer evacuees showers with hot water, as well as restrooms. The speedway evens has a white, roadside sign directing evacuees to the campground.
“It’s just the right thing to do,” said Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Director of Marketing and Promotion, Dustin Bixby. “These are our neighbors and they are in need. It’s the least we can do to help someone who may be in need.”
Hurricane Matthew, which has now reached Category 4 status, is projected to impact Florida and then move on to threaten the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina on Saturday. Meteorologists say that Hurricane Matthew could even become a Category 5. Evacuations are well underway in Florida and South Carolina’s Lowcountry and Grand Strand regions.
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