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03 Sep 2019 | 10:53 PM UTC

US: Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina state to halt operations September 4 ahead of Hurricane Dorian /update 12

United States of America News Alert

Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina state to halt operations September 4 ahead of Hurricane Dorian; further transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/6/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Charleston International Airport (CHS)

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Event

Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina is expected to cease all commercial flights starting at 15:00 (local time) on Wednesday, September 4, ahead of adverse conditions brought on by Hurricane Dorian. The airport is tentatively expected to resume operations on the morning of Friday, September 6.

As of 17:00 on Tuesday, Dorian is located at approximately 27.7°N 78.7°W (map here) and is tracking north-northwest at 9 kph (6 mph). The storm has maximum sustained winds of 175 kph (110 mph). Hundreds of thousands of people in the states of Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia are expected to be affected by the hurricane, which may bring up to 38 cm (15 in) of rain in some areas. Life-threatening flash flooding, damaging winds, and high storm surge are likely throughout the states. 

Associated flooding, power outages, and disruptions to transportation and business services are expected in affected areas over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.

 

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