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.