Native residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun towards the state carrying excessive winds, torrential rains and a strong storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Seaside in Tampa, Florida, U.S., September 26, 2022.
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Main Florida airports on Tuesday ready to halt flights forward of Hurricane Ian’s anticipated landfall in a single day.
Orlando Worldwide Airport mentioned it might droop operations at 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Tampa Worldwide Airport mentioned it might droop operations at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
The Class 3 storm is anticipated to make landfall on the state’s Gulf Coast early Wednesday.
Officers at Southwest Florida Worldwide Airport, which serves the Fort Myers space, expect flight cancellations late Tuesday and all through Wednesday. They are going to maintain a name with carriers and the Federal Aviation Administration at 1 p.m. Tuesday to debate subsequent steps as Hurricane Ian approaches.
Southwest mentioned that it’s suspending operations Tuesday night by way of Thursday in Tampa, Sarasota and Fort Myers.
Airways typically transfer their planes out of a storm’s path forward of its arrival and cancel quite a few flights to keep away from stranding passengers and crews.
— CNBC’s Sarah Whitten contributed to this text.
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