South Florida Airports Impacted By Flooding

South Florida Airports Impacted By Flooding

by Donald Wood
on April 13, 2023
Last updated: 8:25 AM ET, Thu April 13, 2023

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency
as some areas of South Florida received more than a foot of rain Wednesday
night into Thursday, forcing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to
close temporarily.

According to,
the Fort Lauderdale airport experienced substantial flooding as part of the
storm system and was expected to remain closed until at least noon on Thursday.

Airport officials revealed the upper-level departures
roadway reopened around 3 a.m. on Thursday to allow travelers stuck to find a
way home, but the lower-level arrivals road remained closed.

The Fort Lauderdale airport’s ground shuttle system was temporarily
suspended and travelers were advised to avoid entering or leaving the airport
due to flooding at the entrance and exit roadways.

Travelers were also asked to check their airlines for
revised flight statuses. 

While the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood continues to deal with
flooding issues, officials from Miami International Airport revealed there were
two short periods of flight delays due to lightning, but no associated flight cancellations.

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