SEC monitoring hurricane as storm could affect Week 3 games
The SEC announced on Tuesday morning that it is “monitoring” the weather activity in the Gulf of Mexico as a hurricane could threaten this weekend’s games.
Hurricane Delta has intensified into a Category 2 storm, according to the National Weather Service and is expected to hit Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi early Saturday morning, assuming it stays on its current path. The NWS provided an update on the storm.
“Delta continues to pose a hurricane danger to the U.S. Gulf Coast late this week, with threats of storm-surge flooding, damaging winds and heavy rainfall,” it said.
On Tuesday morning, the SEC released its own statement on the situation:
“The SEC is monitoring weather activity in the Gulf of Mexico and will remain in contact with member schools in preparation for athletics events this week,” the league said in a Twitter post.
The games on the SEC schedule this weekend include:
- No. 4 Florida (2-0) vs. No.21 Texas A&M (1-1)
- South Carolina (0-2) vs. Vanderbilt (0-2)
- No. 14 Tennessee (2-0) vs. No. 3 Georgia (2-0)
- Arkansas (1-1) vs. No. 13 Auburn (1-1)
- No. 2 Alabama (2-0) vs. Ole Miss (1-1)
- Mississippi State (1-1) vs. Kentucky (0-2)
- Missouri (0-2) vs. No. 17 LSU (1-1)