I received a press release concerning Miami International Airport and Hurricane Irma. Given the severity of the situation, I wanted to share the information that has been provided to me. Please stay safe everyone.
Miami International Airport Hurricane Irma information
(MIAMI, September 6, 2017) – Below is the latest information regarding the effect of Hurricane Irma on Miami International Airport as it approaches South Florida:
· As of 11 a.m. today, there are 10 cancelled arrivals and 13 cancelled departures due to Hurricane Irma. The affected cities are Antigua, Providenciales, St. Kitts, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and San Juan.
· The Federal Aviation Administration does not close its control tower at MIA until sustained winds (not gusts) reach 55 miles per hour, at which point planes cannot take off or land.
· However, many airlines decide to not fly well before that point and sometimes on a case-by-case basis, so passengers should stay in close contact with their individual airline about their flight status and make arrangements before coming to the airport.
· The airport is not a designated shelter during a storm, and operational needs at MIA may require occupants to be evacuated to nearby shelters. Resources like food and water may also not be readily available in the airport during or after the storm.
· For the latest updates about airport operations, airport users should follow MIA on Twitter @iflymia.