(WALB) - As Irma begins to head to land, Southwest Georgia is one of the first places evacuees from Florida and coastal Georgia will head. And in the south, we offer southern hospitality. Below is a list that includes links to resources for evacuees as they find shelter in the area. WALB will continue to update the information as we learn of more resources.
Where to stay: Most if not all hotels in the area are booked and waiting lists on some of them are currently as long as 80 people, but there are still places offering evacuees a place to stay.
- Albany: Chehaw Park and The Exchange Club of Albany are able to host about 275 RVs between the two destinations.
- Perry: The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter will serve as an Equine evacuation site. There will be 350 available stalls on a first come, first serve basis.
- The American Red Cross may open shelters in Southwest Georgia, you can find when and where shelters are open on the American Red Cross website.
- You can find out where the cheapest gas prices are on the WALB Community page.
Updates on Irma's progress:
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