Continued travel disruption is expected in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Over 1,200 flights were cancelled prior to the hurricane as airports and airlines implemented emergency measures to protect passengers and aircraft. Some roads are still closed and travel plans may be disrupted due to storm damage and localised flooding. Airports began cancellations on Wednesday expecting normal service to be suspended until Saturday. Several communities in costal regions had mandatory evacuation orders in place, however many people chose to stay behind, posting images and videos of rising floor waters, dangerous winds and a powerful storm surge. As the hurricane is downgraded and continues on its trajectory it leaves the threat of mud slides, flash flooding and the potential for tornadoes.
The airports with the largest number of flight cancellations include:
Charlotte (CLT): 301 cancellations
Raleigh/Durham (RDU): 233 cancellations
Charleston, SC (CHS): 223 cancellations
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR): 92 cancellations
Our emergency out-of-hours team are on hand to assist any Traveleads clients who may be affected as travel plans continue to be disrupted.