Severe Weather Causes Flight Delays, Cancellations in Florida

Runways at Fort Lauderdale Airport
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Severe weather is causing flight delays and cancellations at Florida area airports. 

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport reports that there are at least 125 delays and 20 cancellations as of Wednesday morning. Late Tuesday, the airport reported 298 delays and 11 cancellations. 

Miami International Airport has also advised that the weather is causing delays and diversions. 


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While both airports remain open, travelers are advised to check with their airline before heading to the airport. 

WSVN 7 News Miami reports that the flight delays and cancellations began Tuesday evening as the severe weather rolled in. 

According to the Sun Sentinel, an EF-0 tornado, which can bring winds of up to 85 mph, was spotted Monday evening near Flamingo Road and Sheridan Street. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for northeastern Broward County and southeastern Palm Beach counties until 10:45 a.m. (all times local). Most of South Florida will also remain under a flood watch until at least 8 p.m. 

As of press time major airlines have not issued any change fee waivers or refund policies as a result of the South Florida storms. We will update with further information here as we receive it. 

Keep visiting for further updates on this developing story. 

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