Tropical Storm Erika: Miami, Fort Lauderdale airports cancel flights
As of Friday afternoon, Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport cancelled a total of 17 flights because of Tropical Storm Erika.
At MIA, four arrivals and two departures — a total of six flights were cancelled. Airlines affected include American Airlines, and American Eagle, and the cities affected include Fort de France, Martinique; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. About 40 flights are delayed, but not may be due to the storm.Track flights at MIA here.
FLL canceled six arrivals and five departures — a total of 11 flights because of the storm. Cities affected include Port Au Prince, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Track flights at FLL here.
Representatives from Palm Beach International Airport said there have been no flight cancellations, just minor delays. All three of the major South Florida airports remain open and are conducting business as usual.
Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency across Florida on Friday afternoon after the storm battered the island of Dominica, killing 12. Dozens more are missing.
Tropical Storm Erika is expected to make landfall in South Florida either late Sunday or early Monday.
August 28, 2015
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