Hurricane Irma, now one of the strongest storms ever in the Atlantic Basin, continues to move west with maximum sustained winds at 185 mph and gusts over 220 mph. Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell discusses the latest projected path of this potentially catastrophic storm.
International general aviation will end Wednesday afternoon at both Key West and Marathon airports when U.S. Customs and Border Protection ceases operations.
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AAA officials said they are anticipating airline delays and cancellations as the storm bears down on the Caribbean, Florida and the southern U.S.
To that end, AAA is recommending the following preparation tips for those who may be affected by Hurricane Irma:
- Check with your travel agent and travel providers for cancellation policies, itinerary changes.
- Monitor weather conditions regularly, at your departure city and destination.
- Check flight status before leaving for the airport.
- Consider signing up for text or mobile app alerts from your airline for flight information.
- When flying, bring essentials in your carry-on bag in case travel schedules change.
- Check with your hotel for local updates on potential weather impacts.
- Consider buying travel insurance before a trip in the event of severe weather.
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