Dolphins, South Florida companies keep eye on Irma

As South Florida prepares for a possible strike from Hurricane Irma, corporations and teams are also keeping an eye on the storm.

The Miami Dolphins are set to open the regular season Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium against Tampa Bay.

However, if Irma is to hit South Florida, it would most likely do so on Sunday.

Team officials are monitoring the storm along with the league, but have yet to make a decision on what, if any, changes they will make to the schedule.

The Dolphins and Buccaneers both share a bye week on Nov. 19, making it possible for the teams to reschedule on that date, but the Miami Herald reports the NFL is hesitant to force teams to play 16 straight weeks.

During a Monday media session, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said he's preparing his team to play and will leave the decisions to other team officials.

"It's out of our hands, they'll tell us when to play and we'll show up."

Meanwhile, Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruise Line announced Monday that it has so far altered itineraries for two of its ships due to Irma's presence in the Caribbean.

The Allure of the Seas will switch to a Western Caribbean itinerary, while the Celebrity Cruises' Equinox was also modified.

"Our primary focus will always be the continued safety of our guests, while ensuring we provide the best vacation at sea." said Owen Torres, manager of Corporate Communications for Royal Caribbean.

American Airlines is allowing passengers whose plans are affected by Irma to rebook flights without change fees.

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