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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

9.12.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Hurricane Florence

American is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence, which is impacting several communities they serve this week, including Charlotte. Our thoughts are with those who are in the path of this potentially damaging hurricane.

Hurricane watches will likely be issued for portions of the region and the North Carolina coast beginning Thursday evening and into the weekend. The current forecast is showing Hurricane Florence as a Category 4 Hurricane, with winds currently at 115 knots, and is 450 miles off the coast of Wilmington, NC. We know the hurricane can and may change its course. Even if that happens, areas will still receive a great deal of rain, high winds and potential flooding. Charlotte anticipates 5-8 inches of rain, with the heaviest rainfall occurring Saturday evening into Sunday.

CLT Hub Employee Hurricane Hotline at 1-888-AM-STORM (1-888-267-8676) and selecting City #7.

 

HURRICANE FLORENCE INFORMATION

Updated: 12 p.m. CT, Sept. 12
Due to the storm, a number of airports are now closed along the North Carolina/South Carolina coast. American’s team of meteorologists at the AA Integrated Operations Center (IOC) in Fort Worth, Texas, continues to closely monitor the track of this storm.

 

AIRPORT OPERATIONS

Resumption of service at airports will be based on airport and roadway conditions. American is also coordinating closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and local airport authorities. These agencies must conduct their own assessment of their operations prior to any airline resuming service.

 

GEORGIA AIRPORTS

  • Augusta, Georgia (AGS)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Savannah, Georgia (SAV)
    • No impact to operations at this time

 

NORTH CAROLINA AIRPORTS

  • Asheville, North Carolina (AVL)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Fayetteville, North Carolina (FAY)
    • Operations canceled beginning this evening through Sept. 15
  • Greensboro / High Point, North Carolina (GSO)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Greenville, North Carolina (PGV)
    • Operations canceled through Sept. 15
  • Jacksonville, North Carolina (OAJ)
    • Operations canceled through Sept. 15
  • New Bern, North Carolina (EWN)
    • Operations canceled through Sept. 15
  • Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina (RDU)
    • Scattered cancelations are expected through Sept. 14
  • Wilmington, North Carolina (ILM)
    • Operations canceled beginning this evening through Sept. 15

 

SOUTH CAROLINA AIRPORTS

  • Charleston, South Carolina (CHS)
    • Operations canceled beginning this evening through Sept. 14.
  • Columbia, South Carolina (CAE)
    • Operations canceled beginning the evening of Sept. 13 through Sept. 15
  • Florence, South Carolina (FLO)
    • Operations canceled beginning this evening through Sept. 15
  • Greenville / Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Hilton Head, South Carolina (HHH)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR)
    • Operations canceled beginning this evening through Sept. 15

 

VIRGINIA AIRPORTS

  • Charlottesville, Virginia (CHO)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Hampton / Newport News, Virginia (PHF)
    • Operations canceled beginning the evening of Sept. 13 through Sept. 14
  • Lynchburg, Virginia (LYH)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Norfolk, Virginia (ORF)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Richmond, Virginia (RIC)
    • No impact to operations at this time
  • Roanoke, Virginia (ROA)
    • No impact to operations at this time

 

FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS

  • Sept. 12: 80 flights canceled
  • Sept. 13: 200 flights canceled
  • Sept. 14: 185 flights canceled
  • Sept. 15: 90 flights canceled
  • Sept. 16: 10 flights canceled

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