HAMPTON, Ga. -- Officials with Atlanta Motor Speedway have announced that the facility's campgrounds will be opened to evacuees hoping to escape the dangers of Hurricane Matthew.

This comes after numerous mandatory and voluntary evacuations issued for hundreds of miles of Georgia, Florida and South Carolina coastline.

The speedway announced the move on Thursday as evacuations push hundreds of thousands north out of harms way.

In an online statement, officials said the speedway is equipped to handle thousands of people during the annual NASCAR race weekend. The raceway will allow evacuees to stay in their family campgrounds for free. The raceway is also opening camper bath house facilities which will allow public access to hot showers and restroom facilities.

For more information on the location of the speedway and details about where to go once there, check the Atlanta Motor Speedway website.

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