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Dolphins make contingency plans in case hurricane hits

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The Miami Dolphins are making contingency plans in case the hurricane hits South Florida next week.

The Dolphins held discussions about next week’s practices ahead of their season opener against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 13.

The team said it could move practice to an undisclosed location on Monday and Tuesday with Tropical Storm Erika expected to turn into a hurricane and possibly hit South Florida on Monday. It’s too early to tell whether South Florida will get a direct hit.

“We’ve discussed a couple different scenarios,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin told the Miami Herald on Thursday. “We’ll be ready if we need to. Everything is on the table. We have to get our team ready to play in the regular season.”

The team said there are no plans to move Saturday night’s home preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. The storm should be gone by next Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sun Life Stadium.


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