In this GOES-13 satellite image taken Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. EDT, and released by NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Hurricane Irma tracks over Saint Martin and the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida.
Photo: NASA/NOAA GOES Project via AP
Photo: NASA/NOAA GOES Project via AP

How to find available hotel rooms in Gwinnett for Irma evacuees

Gwinnett County’s visitors bureau is making it easier for Hurricane Irma evacuees to find hotel rooms and pet-boarding services in the area.

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Explore Gwinnett, the bureau’s marketing arm, has added tools to find where rooms still may be available. There is a spreadsheet that Explore Gwinnett is continually updating, noting which hotels are sold out, which have few vacant rooms and which have wider availability. The spreadsheet also has addresses, contact information and notes regarding pet friendliness.

The site has links to pet-boarding listings on Yelp and Airbnb listings in the county.

Find the spreadsheet at

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The DeKalb County Management Agency officials say they are monitoring the storm, staying in contact with National Weather Service, resting up and urging their family members to do the same.

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