With winds at a staggering 125 miles per hour, the life-threatening Hurricane Dorian, has already caused havoc in the Bahamas and neighboring islands and now on it is on its way towards the United States' Southeast, threatening states from Florida to Virginia.
Because of Dorian Airbnb has once again activated its Open Homes program. Over 800 Airbnb hosts have already made their properties available to relief workers, evacuees and people displaced from their own homes by the hurricane. Homes and/or rooms are available free of charge across five states until September 16th.
The Airbnb Open Homes program was reinstated earlier in the week for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian began its path, and was expanded to the mainland this Sunday.
Individuals looking for shelter are encouraged to create or log into an Airbnb account and search for available vacancies by clicking here. For anyone who is looking to host, they should create a hosting account by clicking here.
Airbnb has made the Open Homes Program available 10 times in the United States and U.S. territories since 2012, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
"We hope those in need will take advantage of the program and that those who can open their homes will do so in the days ahead,” said Kellie Bentz, Airbnb’s Head of Global Disaster Response and Relief.
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