Hurricane Irma made its way to the state of Florida early Sunday morning, knocking out power for over one million and damaging structures across the southern part of the state. Among the structures damaged, according to South Florida’s Frank Guzman of WSVN-TV, is American Airlines Arena – home of the NBA’s Miami Heat.
According to Guzman, the arena sustained roof damage. In addition, the roof of the team’s practice court has been completely blown away. However, the structure of the building is reportedly safe:
— Frank Guzman (@fguzmanon7) September 10, 2017
Initial investigation shows no Irma-caused structural damage to interior of Heat arena, only some cosmetic issues on the outside for now.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 10, 2017
Nearly one million people in Miami are without power as of Sunday afternoon, and an additional millionare without it in other parts or the state.
The destructive storm has taken the lives of over 20 people since forming, including at least one in Florida. Governor Rick Scott has mandated evacuations throughout southern Florida over the past few days.
The Heat are set to begin training camp later in the month.