FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - As the U.S. East Coast struggles to deal with the destructive remnants of Hurricane Ida, some flights out of South Florida airports are being impacted.
On Thursday afternoon, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reported seven delayed flights and 10 cancellations for flights heading to the New York and Newark areas like
Sixteen arrival flights have also been delayed.
FLL traveler Liz Valladares said her flight home to New Jersey was cancelled on Wednesday when record-breaking rains fell in the Northeast.
“We have been waiting here since, like, 3 p.m. yesterday, so it’s been a long night,” she said. “[Our flight] was delayed for like – they kept delaying it, and then at the end, they cancelled it, so it was like 1 a.m. when they cancelled the whole flight, so it was horrible.”
Valladares said the flooding is not something her state is used to seeing.
“My landlord called me and said to remove my car from the parking garage because it was getting flooded, and actually he was able to get it out of the garage,” she said, “so, hopefully, my car is OK, but yeah, everything is flooded everywhere up there.”
Miami International Airport is dealing with the same situation.
Officials reported nine departure delays and three cancellations.
Seven arrival flights have been delayed at MIA.
Those who did manage to arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport found the ground floor flooded.
“There’s downed trees everywhere, flooded roads. Family’s safe, so that’s all that matters,” said MIA traveler Jordan Weir.
Airport officials advise travelers heading to the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday to check with their airlines regarding their flight status.
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