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The Buccaneers are about to play a game in tropical storm weather

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Tropical Storm Hermine is about to hit the Florida coast, and a state of emergency has been declared in 42 counties. Despite that, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play Washington tonight, in a game that was already moved ahead by one day to avoid the worst of the storm. Hopefully, the Bucs will be able to actually play their game without any mishaps or injuries tonight.

Flooding has been reported across St. Petersburg and Tampa, The flooding below is some 20 miles from Raymond James Stadium, where the game is set to begin in just under three hours.

The Tampa Bay Times’ Storm Tracker makes things look very much Not Fun as well. I’ve seen calls for this game to be cancelled, and that might be the smart thing to do — but the NFL isn’t about to let one of their precious mostly-useless fourth preseason games go to waste.