Thursday, 6 October 2016

Hurricane Matthew Tracking Towards Florida

Posted by Anup Baral October 06, 2016 :
Hurricane Matthew smashes into Haiti with 145 mile-per-hour winds -- as it heads for Florida where a hurricane watch has been issued. Airlines canceled hundreds of flights for Thursday and again Friday as Hurricane Matthew pelted the Florida coast with high winds and heavy rain. The Fort Lauderdale airport shut down on Thursday morning, and further north the Orlando airport expected to do the same by nighttime. Before 2 p.m. Eastern time, flight-tracking service reported that 1,500 Thursday flights within the U.S. had been scrapped, with the largest numbers at Fort Lauderdale and Miami. American Airlines, which has a major hub in Miami, was the hardest-hit carrier, followed by Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways. FlightAware said airlines had already canceled 1,300 more flights scheduled for Friday. Delta Air Lines said cancellations were likely to spread to coastal Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday.

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