September 26, 2020 at 10:35 a.m. is an update. Time.
As Tropical Storm Ian gains strength, airlines serving the region, including American, Delta, Southwest and United, have all started issuing flight waivers for key Florida tourist destinations.
Waivers were given to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
Several cruise lines at PortMiami and other ports in the region are preparing for the impact of Tropical Storm Ian.
Here are the 5 am Monday Key Messages for Hurricane #Ian. Latest information at https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/536aVhLwl5— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 26, 2022
As Ian moves past Cuba and Jamaica, it is expected to bring heavy rain, high winds, flash flooding and mudslides. The storm is likely to make a direct hit on the west coast of Florida or the Florida Panhandle by midday Thursday.
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Tropical Storm Ian, currently brewing in the western Caribbean on Sunday, is expected to soon become a Hurricane and is taking aim at the state of Florida.
It could affect travel to one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, including drive trips, flights, and cruises.
The storm is predicted to make a direct hit on the west coast of Florida, as it swirls up the Gulf of Mexico.
It could affect travel all the way up to the Panhandle, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has already declared a state of emergency. It would have an impact on popular destinations, including the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area and the east coast of Florida.
According to the aviation website The Points Guy, American, Delta and United airlines are already among the carriers issuing travel alert and will likely follow with instructions on how to change or cancel flights.
About a fifth of Owen Roberts International Airport's flights have been canceled today.
Tropical Storm Ian is expected to hit the Caribbean and Florida. American Airlines said in a statement that the safety of their customers and team members is their top priority. American issued a travel alert ahead of the storm to give customers more flexibility.
The itineraries of the cruise lines have already been adjusted due to the impact of Hurricane Fiona, which has hit the eastern Caribbean and traveled all the way to Canada.
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