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Monday, September 11, 2017
Tropical Storm Irma Update 7 – LAA/LUS
Irma has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm with sustained winds of 60 mph according to the National Hurricane Center. Over 65% of the state of Florida is without power. The storm is expected to weaken as it continues it’s northwesterly track. Irma’s center is forecast to move into southern Georgia this afternoon and eastern Alabama this evening. Affected states include Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Two rescue flights will operate to Miami today, operating as turns from DFW and ORD, to place staff and relief workers in the region. These will be the only two inbound and outbound flights scheduled for MIA today.
Tentative plans to bring Europe and Latin America flights into MIA are being made. Efforts are being made to have these flights depart this evening to arrive in Miami on Sept. 12th. These plans are tentative and subject to change.
Other Florida stations are currently being evaluated pending damage assessments and weather conditions. Expect a slow re-start at affected airports in the coming days.
Flight Attendants living in these affected areas are encouraged to contact Daily Operations if they require assistance:
1-682-315-7070 or 1-888-222-4737.
Due to strong winds, all regional flights (American Eagle) have been cancelled today. Mainline operations are still operating.
The APFA Scheduling Help Desk will be staffed Monday through Friday from 0900-1700 (CT) to assist with scheduling and contract questions: (817) 540-0108.
After Hours Live Chat is available on the APFA Website Monday through Friday from 1700 until 2300 CT and Weekends from 0900 until 1700 CT.