Evacuees evading Hurricane Florence have options thanks to NASCAR.
Charlotte Motor Speedway announced Tuesday it will open its campgrounds beginning at noon ET to those seeking refuge from the incoming storm.
ALERT: In advance of #HurricaneFlorence, we are opening our campgrounds to anyone evacuating the storms.
DETAILS: https://t.co/qVKwN95IXA pic.twitter.com/MgQRQcOu1S
— Charlotte Motor Speedway (@CLTMotorSpdwy) September 11, 2018
Atlanta Motor Speedway also opened its campgrounds to anyone in need of shelter.
Attention Hurricane Florence Evacuees! We will be opening our Premiere and Legends campgrounds to those who need refuge! Dry camping will be FREE and full hookup sites will cost $20 per night.
More Info -> https://t.co/8Csk01bKiE pic.twitter.com/sdACMMbC15
— Atlanta Motor Speedway (@amsupdates) September 11, 2018
Folks have been asking if we are allowing pets into the campgrounds for evacuees. YES we are welcoming ALL pets! We want every member of the family to be safe during the storm! No one left behind! #HurricanceFlorence pic.twitter.com/53F2EivcMm
— Atlanta Motor Speedway (@amsupdates) September 12, 2018
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency later Wednesday after the storm shifted course.
#BREAKING: Georgia governor declares a state of emergency as Florence nears https://t.co/JJe73akw3X
— AJC (@ajc) September 12, 2018
The three most high-profile sporting events to be called off as of Wednesday afternoon include East Carolina at No. 11 Virginia Tech, No. 15 West Virginia at N.C. State and No. 18 Central Florida at North Carolina.
Hurricane Florence, which has strengthened to a Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall Thursday.