Hurricane Irma, the category 5 monster, that could potentially hit Florida and the East Coast of the United States, is causing a Southern hospitality reaction from right here in Bowling Green.
It's no mistaking that corvette owners treat themselves like a family, so when the National Corvette Museum here in Bowling Green learned that those family members in Florida could potentially be impacted by Hurricane Irma, they didn't think twice about stepping in and opening up their parking lot to help out those evacuees. Museum officials have decided to turn their parking lot into a refugee space for those fleeing Hurricane Irma's path.
They sent out an email to about 30,000 people in their corvette network and have posted on social media, helping evacuees find hotels in the area and to let them know the parking lot is open for cars, RV's, trailers, and whatever space the evacuees need. One Fort Myers man and his wife at the museum are evacuating to Indianapolis to be with family, but they say the hospitality of Bowling Green is something very special in such a tough time.
"We had to leave all our personal affects, our cameras, our pictures, everything that you would like to take, and it really works on your mind because you want to get away and you want to enjoy yourself, but as I told you awhile ago, I can tell you where I live now I can't tell you Monday, because I don't know. I think it's fantastic, they've always been a community affair here with the plant and the museum," said Kenneth Herald who's is fleeing his home in Fort Myers with his wife due to Hurricane Irma.