Facebook Page Helps Tennesseans Open Homes To Irma Evacuees

Posted at 10:49 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 04:58:34-04

As Hurricane Irma  dead aim at Florida, people in the Volunteer State are opening their homes to evacuees.

The help comes from people like Brittany Baugh, who started a Facebook page trying to link up people offering their homes in middle Tennessee to evacuees who need places to stay.
Brittany Baugh started the Facebook page: Florida to Nashville Hurricane Evacuees.

It's helped place at least three families from Florida in Nashville homes as they escape the hurricane, and she's hoping for several more.

She says she wanted to do something to help, having grown up in Florida herself.

“Seeing what just happened with Harvey, I wanted to give that group of people an opportunity to get out of it, we have the heads up and an understanding of how crazy it's going to be,” Baugh said.

Right now more than 2.5 million people in the Southeast live in mandatory evacuation areas as Irma approaches.