Delays Coming Late Thursday As Florence Approaches

Cleveland - Call it the calm before the storm.

That was the scene Thursday morning at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, as most flights were going in and out smoothly. That's all expected to change though later on in the day, as Hurricane Florence bares down on the East Coast.

North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia all declared state of emergencies earlier this week in preparation for the storm, which is expected to make landfall sometime between late Thursday to early Friday morning. 

Passenger John Newman is dealing with the storm, but not directly. "We have family in Virginia Beach, my son actually. He's a naval pilot, and he was going to leave, but it looks like the storm might go south of him, so he's staying put," says Newman.

As far as airlines are concerned, over 800 flights to the East Coast have been cancelled, delayed or redirected due to Florence. Spirit Airlines made the announcement that flights to Asheville and Greensboro, North Carolina, along with those to Myrtle Beach and Richmond, Virginia were effected. Passengers continue to work with them to get things on track, and find a way home.

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