Isaac Downgraded to Tropical Depression, Heavy Rain to Continue

Tropical Storm Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but it is still bringing lingering rain to parts of the Caribbean

According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, Isaac is currently about 190 miles south-southwest of St. Croix, and 380 miles southeast of Santo Domingo. The tropical depression is expected to continue moving west over the next few days over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 35 mph, with higher gusts, and the storm is expected to weaken further over the next few days. 

Isaac is still expected to produce between two and three inches of additional rainfall, up to five inches across the northern Windward Islands and into the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. Totals of 1 to 2 inches with maximum amounts of 3 inches are possible across the remainder of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic and Haiti. This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash flooding, the National Hurricane Center warned. 

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Airline Change Waivers

A number of airline change waivers are still in effect due to the storm. 

Customers on American Airlines set to fly through September 14 can rebook through September 17 between the same city pair in the original cabin (or pay the difference). 

Delta is allowing customers set to fly through September 14 to rebook through September 19, with the new ticket to be reissued on or before that date. 

United Airlines is allowing customers scheduled to fly through September 14 to rebook through September 19, between the same city pair in the originally ticketed cabin (or pay the difference). 

On Southwest Airlines, customers scheduled to fly through September 14 can rebook in the original class of service or travel standby within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city pair. 

JetBlue is allowing customers scheduled to fly through September 15 to rebook through September 19. 

Frontier Airlines is allowing customers set to fly through September 15 to rebook for travel to be completed no later than October 1. 

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