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Airlines in the United States canceled more than 850 flights due to Hurricane Adalia. The hurricane reached the US state of Florida on Wednesday afternoon. Flights to and from Schiphol are not yet affected by Idalia. “We will keep an eye on that,” says a spokeswoman for the company.
Airports in the Tampa, Clearwater and Tallahassee areas of Florida were closed due to the hurricane. Southwest Airlines has also suspended all operations in Jacksonville. “We are awaiting Tampa Airport’s decision on when it will reopen for commercial flights,” Southwest Airlines said.
Idalia causes floods in coastal towns and uproots trees there. US President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in large parts of Florida on Monday. Governor Ron DeSantis urged residents of his state to be careful and not take risks. The hurricane is expected to move towards the states north of Florida.
On Tuesday, Hurricane Idalia caused damage to Cuba, including flooding and power outages. The hurricane has since weakened from Category 4 to Category 3, according to the National Hurricane Center, but is still very dangerous. Wind speeds of 125 mph, more than 200 km, were measured on Wednesday afternoon.
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