Tropical Storm Emily is causing flight delays at Miami-area airports, but so far there have been no reports of cruise itinerary changes.
According to the latest forecast from Weather.com, the system was declared a tropical storm early Monday morning. Tropical Storm Emily is positioned off Florida’s Gulf Coast and is set to deliver soaking rain to parts of the state through Tuesday. Tropical storm force wind gusts are possible as the center of the storm moves ashore Monday, with a tropical storm warning in effect for a region of the Gulf Coast extending from Tampa and St. Petersburg south to Sanibel Island. The storm is expected to cross the state and exit into the Atlantic well north of the Bahamas by early Tuesday.
Air Travel Updates
Tropical Storm #Emily in West-Central Florida causing delays. Check with your airline for flight updates & allow extra time if traveling.— Miami Int'l Airport (@iflymia) July 31, 2017
Miami International Airport reports that the storm is already causing flight delays.
At Tampa International Airport, airport officials report that they are keeping an eye on the storm but that the airport is open and operating. In both cases travelers are advised to check with their airline for the latest information.
There has been no word of waivers cancellation or change issued yet as a result of the storm.
Cruise Itinerary Updates
A representative of Royal Caribbean tells Travel Agent that the cruise line is currently monitoring the path of the storm.
According to a representative of Carnival Cruise Line, there have been no itinerary changes yet due to the storm, although the cruise line is keeping an eye on the situation.
“We will make sure to inform our guests of any itinerary changes,” a Royal Caribbean spokesperson said.
A representative of Costa Cruises tells Travel Agent that there are no changes yet for that line as well.
Keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for further updates to this developing story.