Stormy weather brought about a flurry of delays at Florida airports on Sunday, leaving 1000’s of passengers stranded.
Airports in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando have seen hours of delays as a consequence of damaging winds and extreme storm threats together with tornadoes and hail throughout South Florida, based on the Storm Prediction Center. As of Monday morning, greater than 7,000 individuals had been left with out energy, according to poweroutage.us.
“An occasion or two of marginally extreme hail might accompany the stronger storms throughout the Florida Peninsula over the subsequent few hours,” the Storm Prediction Heart forecasted late Sunday.
As many as 142 flights had been canceled, and 70 had been delayed on Sunday on account of extreme storms, a spokesperson for Miami airport confirmed to the Miami Herald, which famous impacted airways included American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, United and Southwest.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport additionally reported “a number of delayed arrivals and departures” on Sunday and Orlando Worldwide Airport tweeted an analogous advisory, noting passengers might expertise delayed departures and arrivals.
Flight delays have despatched bookings for rental vehicles, buses and lodges surging leaving many stranded on the airport making it not possible to social distance leaving many passengers lashing out at airways.
“I like being stranded in Miami airport with actually no stable solutions out of your workers, technique to delay flights and never have employees assigned for delayed flights, you guys do an actual smack up job let me inform you,” one traveler tweeted at JetBlue.
One other famous being stranded at Miami Worldwide Airport for greater than 10 hours “with no pilots or flight crews” saying it was the “most horrific airline expertise,” and even tweeting the therapy was “inhumane” with a photograph of individuals lining up for meals at a merchandising machine at 1 a.m. on Monday morning.