Hurricane Michael evacuees can now get a free Airbnb in Georgia

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Meteorologist Brad Nitz has your early Tuesday evening weather forecast.

With the sky set to open up, Airbnb has done the same with its doors.

Hurricane Michael evacuees have the opportunity for a free stay as the storm prepares to land around the Florida Panhandle, Airbnb announced Tuesday. The deal lasts until Oct. 29, though homeowners set their availability.



Federal forecasters say Michael is expected to bring "life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall" to the northeastern Gulf Coast. The storm could reach Category 3, meaning winds between 111 and 129 mph.

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a seven-day state of emergency for 92 counties on Tuesday.

According to its map, the free Airbnbs stretch from Tampa to Mobile.


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The company said this offer is also good for relief workers deployed to help.

Since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Airbnb hosts have opened their homes to evacuees during such impending disasters to “relieve the financial burden of evacuating from affected areas.”

You can register to open your home here.


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