The Panthers have chartered a plane to take players and staff members out of the state on Friday ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Roughly 80 people will take the flight from Fort Lauderdale to Boston. Also on the flight will be pets from members of the organization that will be taking the flight out of harms way.

This storm is expected to be devastating to the Sunshine state so alternatives for the Panthers’ training camp have already been discussed. One alternative, and probably the best one, is to use the their AHL farm team’s facilities in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Matthew Caldwell, CEO of the Panthers, told the Miami Herald, “We hope this is just a couple days up in Massachusetts and a flight home, but we don’t know what’s going to happen, don’t know what we will sustain.”

The team’s home arena, BB&T Center, will serve as a staging area for emergency equipment ahead of the category 5 hurricane.