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Panthers not altering plans despite Hurricane Florence

The Carolina Panthers aren't changing their plans due to Hurricane Florence.

After practicing in Charlotte on Friday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team plans to fly as originally scheduled to Atlanta on Saturday ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Rivera said the team is still monitoring contingencies. If something were to change drastically with Hurricane Florence, the Panthers could leave early, but the plan, at this point, is to go about their week in the usual fashion.

The outer wall of the hurricane officially made landfall on Thursday. Florence has since been reduced to a Category 1 hurricane with wind gusts of 90 mph. Due to the long duration, slow movement of the storm, Florence is still expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and potential flash flooding to the area, according to the Weather Channel.

Help people affected by Hurricane Florence. Text FLORENCE to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Hurricane Florence relief.

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