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Dolphins watching Hurricane Matthew “closely” with home game Sunday

CARIBBEAN SEA - OCTOBER 3: In this NOAA handout image, taken by the GOES satellite at 1315 UTC shows Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea heading towards Jamacia, Haiti and Cuba on October 3, 2016. Matthew is a strong Category 4 hurricane, in the central Caribbean Sea and is poised to deliver a potentially catastrophic strike on Haiti.  (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images) Getty Images

Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti’s southwestern coast on Tuesday morning as a Category 4 storm with winds of 145 m.p.h. and heavy rain lashing the island that sits about 700 miles away from Miami.

Forecasts differ on where the storm will go from there, but there’s a chance that it will slam into South Florida on Thursday. The Dolphins are scheduled to host the Titans on Sunday afternoon and team CEO Tom Garfinkel told Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald that the team is making preparations should the storm hit between now and then.

“Obviously, right now we’re thinking about the people in Haiti,” Garfinkel said. “There’s a lot of uncertainty around what will happen in the next few days and we’re watching it very closely. We’ll be prepared to react however we need to when we have more information.”

Hard Rock Stadium is built to withstand a Category 4 storm, but flooding, damage to roads in the area and the need for emergency services to be deployed elsewhere are other things the team will have to consider should Miami and the surrounding areas take a serious hit.

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10 Responses to “Dolphins watching Hurricane Matthew “closely” with home game Sunday”
  1. 700levelvet says: Oct 4, 2016 10:09 AM

    Lol… Like they care about the people in Haiti… Be serious, they want a home game, the cash, and no potential refunds…

  2. gotitan says: Oct 4, 2016 10:20 AM

    I guess we’ll stay in Titan Town this weekend rather than travel down for the game.

  3. randomguy9999 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:32 AM

    gotitan says:
    Oct 4, 2016 10:20 AM
    I guess we’ll stay in Titan Town this weekend rather than travel down for the game.

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    keep your tickets and wait till the last minute… the most pessimisstic models have it going at leatst 80 miles eaast of the stadium,, we’ll be a on the weak side of the storm, and 30knot winds are only out 50 miles on this one and Sunday its due to be at the Ga border

    literally 100 percent chance of a normal game Sundaay and usually there is very nice weather here in the first few days after a near miss… after 45 years here Ive seen a bunch of them

  4. chippys lost binky says: Oct 4, 2016 10:41 AM

    randomguy9999 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 10:32 AM
    … after 45 years here Ive seen a bunch of them
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    45 years in America’s anus, sounds more like serving a sentence than a lifestyle

  5. leatherface2012 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:52 AM

    QUESTION.HOW CAN U TELL IF HAITI TAKES A DIRECT HIT.ANSWER… YOU CANT, IT LOOKS THE SAME B4 AND AFTER

  6. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 4, 2016 10:57 AM

    Hurricane Matthew 14
    Dolphins 0

    5:27 left 1st quarter

  7. ctiggs says: Oct 4, 2016 10:58 AM

    the winds may help tannebum hit the long ball for once.

  8. chippys lost binky says: Oct 4, 2016 11:24 AM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Oct 4, 2016 10:57 AM
    Hurricane Matthew 14
    Dolphins 0

    5:27 left 1st quarter
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Hi chipster! Stay dry down there

  9. granadafan says: Oct 4, 2016 12:07 PM

    ctiggs says:
    Oct 4, 2016 10:58 AM

    the winds may help tannebum hit the long ball for once.
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    Tabbenbaum will get knocked over by the wind and blame the o-linemen.

  10. dolfan72 says: Oct 5, 2016 7:52 AM

    End result the same. TANK IT HILL will stink up the join! TRADE TANNEHILL THE BUM!

    David Woodley and Jay Fiedler had less time to prove themselves, had MORE success, and were cast aside! That’s not to defend those two, but they certainly did better than this guy! TANK IT HILL has had MORE TIME to prove himself and hasn’t TRADE TANNEHILL THE BUM!

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