Tennessee resources for Hurricane Florence evacuees & how you can help
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
Hurricane Florence is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge flooding, catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding on the east coast.
Reports say 10 million people are in the path of the massive storm and evacuations are well underway.
Many evacuees are traveling to Nashville to seek refuge from the storm, while dozens of middle Tennesseans, including nurses, police officers, firefighters, electricians and more, are traveling toward the storm to offer assistance.
Resources from the Volunteer State and Beyond:
- For the second time in two years, Bristol Motor Speedway is opening its facilities to offer safe places for evacuees of a major hurricane.
- UT offers free football tickets to hurricane evacuees
- Click here for a list of Red Cross shelters
- Metro Animal Care and Control offering FREE adoptions to help accommodate pets in the path of Hurricane Florence
- Foster a pet through Metro Animal Care and Control
- FREE AIRBNB: Disaster Response Program launches in Nashville. Airbnb's Disaster Response Program connects local residents who have been displaced -- as well as emergency relief workers and volunteers who are coming in to assist -- find temporary accommodations with nearby Airbnb hosts who are opening their homes free of charge. It runs through Oct. 1. Click here for details
- workers deployed to help until October 1st. Click here for more.
- Resources for South Carolinians
- Resources for North Carolinians
How to Help:
- Donate here
- Volunteer with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
- Donate to animals in South Carolina
To keep an eye on the storm, use the SkyWatch17 Hurricane Tracker.