The suffering of the victims is our # 1 concern right now other than our safety in addition. We shall NOT travel to your old stadium other than to check its integrity before WE SCHEDULE 1 of our games there. 91 mph wind gusts Daytona Beach on land. 94 mph wind gusts Tybee Island Georgia (Savannah.) 87 mph Hilton Head Island South Carolina. Satellite images from north of Miami show no lights all night all the way to North Carolina and in fact Hurricane Matthew continues to pound Jacksonville FL all the way to Washington D.C. at this hour.
Hurricane Dora was a Category 4 storm I remember from 1964 with 942 mbars and 130 mph sustained winds with 135 mph gusts.
But this storm is so slow.
I never liked the idea that you were above the officials telling you that you could not hold the game tomorrow at 2:30 or tonight at 7:30. Neither were ever likely at all.
Now you must make this decision and we can offer you an alternative :
(1) hold game at Sanford Stadium tomorrow or Monday and we will donate you the gate less expenses
(2) hold the game at Sanford Stadium tomorrow or Monday and we will keep our gate while you refund your own sales and next year instead of the game at our stadium we will begin anew home and away with you next year.
In either case, YOU drive HERE on YOUR STINKING ROADS in this mess – find no gas with no electricity for the pumps to even work, through this deluge, and downed trees, cellphone service down, and otherwise forget it that we are NOT coming to your stadium tomorrow for any reason.
We all have been glued to our TV sets HD832 The Weather Channel Comcast watching the infectious smile of Maria LaRosa reporting blown-over from Folly Beach with her riveting coverage of Hurricane Matthew for many hours now in a row. Really only her on TV. Cute. Awesome coverage. Maria LaRosa thank you very much, darling. What a doll Maria LaRosa in the middle of the night no cell phone no electricity standing legs 2-feet apart giving it all she’s got in this disaster letting us feel the pain of the victims on the Atlantic coast this historical storm. Awards to Maria LaRosa The Weather Channel Folly Beach South Carolina.
Thank you Maria LaRosa Penn State University grad from New Jersey down here really impressing the world over with her emotional coverage. Best I have ever seen. Maria LaRosa has a great memory and really thinks on her feet. Ok I admit it : I am in Love.
10-8-2016 at 4:20 a.m. exactly where I said it would be and is and continuing beeline for Columbia from the outset for direct hit