Hurricane Dorian: Atlanta Motor Speedway opens for evacuees

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HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — The Atlanta Motor Speedway is now an option for families looking for a place to camp out until Hurricane Dorian is no longer a threat.

Camping sites will be free, according to speedway officials. If evacuees need power, water and sewer hookups, there are a few sites available for a fee of $20 per night.

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This isn't the first time the speedway opened its gates for hurricane evacuees. More than 100 campers stayed in 2017 during Hurricane Irma. It also hosted evacuees in 2018 for hurricanes Florence and Michael.

For more information on which gates campers should use and directions on how to get to the speedway, click here.

The category 2 storm is currently heading to Florida bringing a lot of rain and damaging winds, and parts of South Georgia could feel its strength when it hits the mainland.

State leaders are ready.

“We’re staging our resources so that we have the flexibility to go where they’re needed,” said Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Homer Bryson.

Georgia State Patrol have troopers on standby for evacuees traveling north on the interstates from Florida and South Georgia.

Cox Media Group's National Content Desk contributed to this report.