As Hurricane Ian rapidly moves towards Florida, Tom Brady and his three children are taking refuge at their home in Miami.
Tampa’s Mayor Jane Castor informed her citizens of the risk Hurricane Ian currently poses to the city. As the storm barrels toward the state, her city is “going to have tropical-storm-force winds and possibly Category 1 hurricane winds here in the Tampa Bay area.” Due to this threat, the Buccaneers announced that they would be locating a new practice facility.
“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made contingency plans for this week’s preparations for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs,” the team announced in a statement.
“The Buccaneers are expected to practice at the Miami Dolphins’ Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami Gardens, Florida, starting on Wednesday, through the end of Week 4 preparations, if necessary. The Dolphins play at Cincinnati in Week Four and would be finished with their on-field preparations by Wednesday morning.”
Given this information, Brady is departing his Bay-side residency and taking his three children Vivian Lake, Benjamin Rein, and John “Jack” Edward with him to their home in Miami. According to a source close to the family, Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen is also staying at the home, despite speculation of marital issues.
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Since the evacuation notice, the seven-time Super Bowl champion has opened up about his experience with Hurricane Ian and admitted that this is a situation that frightens him.
Tom Brady shares ‘it’s a scary thing’ as Hurricane Ian arrives at his doorstep
“This is a little different for me,” Brady admitted on his podcast, Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray. “‘I’ve never had to deal with anything like this. We had COVID for a couple of years and now with this seems like a pretty intense hurricane coming our way.”
“I know our team is going to have to adjust, go to Miami and practice there for the week, and then hopefully we can come back later in the week and play against the Chiefs Sunday night,” he continued, acknowledging his team’s plan to continue training for their upcoming game. As of now, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain committed to playing the game and are continuing to closely monitor the situation.
Although Brady has been preparing for the storm since this weekend, he was quick to reveal that the situation is less than ideal. “I know I’ve been preparing all morning and get all my stuff outside, try to put it inside, try to get all the stuff on the ground level up a little bit higher,” he said. “I will say that it’s a scary thing when it really hits your doorstep.”
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