RVers and Hurricane Season

If you are an RVer evacuating in the southeast United States evacuating from Hurricane Michael, please take a look at the resources below. 

Closures

Kolomoki Mounds State Park – Blakely

SAM Shortline Train – Cordele

Seminole State Park – Bainbridge

Reed Bingham State Park – Adel

Reynolds Mansion – Sapelo Island


Power Outages (Parks may still be open but with limited services)

George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge – Fort Gaines

Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort – Cordele

Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge – Helena

Magnolia Springs State Park – Millen

George L. Smith State Park – Twin City

Hamburg State Park – Mitchell

Florence Marina State Park – Omaha

Providence Canyon – Lumpkin

Indian Springs State Park – Flovilla

Dames Ferry Campground – Juliette

Source: Georgia State Parks


Shelters

The American Red Cross has opened shelters at the following locations:

  • Shirley B. Winston Park, 5025 Steam Mill Rd., Columbus, GA 31907
  • South Bibb Recreation Center, 7035 Houston Rd., Macon, GA 31216
  • Central Square Complex, 216 S. Madison Ave., Douglas, GA 31533
  • Jefferson County Rec Center, 1377 Hwy 17 S., Louisville, GA 30434
  • Jefferson Baptist Church Gym, 300 N. Franklin St., Dublin, GA 31021
  • Blythe Area Rec Center, 3129 GA 88, Blythe, GA 30805

Atlanta Motor Speedway

 

After doing the same for Hurricane Florence, the Atlanta Motor Speedway is once again opening its campgrounds for people seeking shelter from Hurricane Michael.

The grounds include space for thousands of campers, and it will be free of charge to evacuees and refugees in need. There are, however, a limited number of spots with water, power and sewer access — those are $20.

Anyone interested in taking advantage of these camping spots should enter the speedway at Entrance “E” off Georgia Highway 19/41. The Legends campground is on the right side of the speedway.

 
1500 Tara Place
Hampton, GA 30228
(770) 946-4211
 

Georgia State Parks

“We are closely monitoring Hurricane Michael and hope everyone remains safe. Evacuees and their pets are welcome in Georgia’s State Parks, including horses at parks with stables. Evacuees are strongly encouraged to travel to northern Georgia State Parks since strong winds and heavy rain will likely affect southern parks. ParkPass and pet fees will be waived for evacuees. Campsites and cottages are available at regular rates, and dry camping is free during this emergency event. Group shelters are also available. Contact park offices directly for assistance.”
 

Emergency Kits

Here are suggested emergency kit packing lists from Mercy Medical Angels.

  • Water– one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food– at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Download the emergency supply list from FEMA.

Consider adding the following to your kit based on your needs:

  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  • Glasses and contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler’s checks
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels, and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

RV Disaster Corps

If you are an RV owner, you can make a difference to those in need. RV Disaster Corps mobilizes trained volunteers who own an RV to respond during times of disaster. You can provide essential roles to a community affected by Hurricane Florence. It only takes some simple online training. Check out their site to learn more, sign up, and help those in need
 

Safety Tips

 
Keep an eye on the storm with live updates here. Stay safe out there, RVers. Do you know of another location welcoming evacuees? Comment below.

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