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San Juan Airport to Open to Commercial Flights as Soon as Tomorrow?

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport — which serves the greater San Juan Metropolitan Area — is now open to military and rescue operations and may open to commercial flights as soon as tomorrow, Friday, September 21, 2017…

…but that news seems incredibly optimistic, for if you have leisure travel scheduled through the remainder of 2017, you might want to…

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Highway Tolls Once Again In Effect In Most of Florida

All tolls on highways across the entire state had been suspended on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by the Florida Department of Transportation for the purpose of easier evacuation and preparation — and the tolls remained suspended for the entire duration of the effects of Hurricane Irma, which left many areas of the state without power; flooded; or with damage to buildings, infrastructure and flora…

…but as of…

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More Travel Waivers For Hurricane José From More Airlines

The maximum sustained winds of Hurricane José — which is currently in the Atlantic Ocean 255 miles east northeast of Cape Hatteras and moving north at seven miles per hour — are at 75 miles per hour, which means that it is currently classified as a minimal Category 1 hurricane.

This storm is forecast to…

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Dominica Suffers From Widespread Devastation From Direct Hit by Hurricane Maria

When landfall of Hurricane Maria occurred on the eastern coast of Dominica at 9:15 in the evening last night, maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour buffeted the small island nation.

Fears that Dominica suffered a similar fate to Barbuda have been increasing with initial reports of how Maria left the island just as it arrived: as a…

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More Travel Waivers For Hurricane Maria From More Airlines

Maximum sustained winds of Hurricane Maria — which is currently 45 east northeast of Martinique and moving west northwest at a speed of 10 miles per hour — are at 125 miles per hour, which means that it is currently classified as a strong Category 3 hurricane.

A hurricane warning is now in effect for…

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Travel Alert September 2017: Hurricane José to Affect Northeastern United States

Remember Hurricane José? Ten days ago, travel alerts were issued by at least two airlines that the islands of the northeastern Caribbean Sea — which had already been devastated by Hurricane Irma just days earlier — could be impacted by what was then a powerful major Category 3 hurricane; but the storm jogged towards the northwest out into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean and spared the islands for the most part.

This storm then meandered around the Atlantic Ocean for the next ten days, taking a strange looping path before finally heading north — towards the northeastern coast of the United States.

If the northeastern United States is in your travel plans over the next few days…

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Update: Hurricane Maria to Impact Eastern and Northern Caribbean Islands

If the eastern and northern islands of the Caribbean Sea are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects from Hurricane Maria.

Maximum sustained winds of Hurricane Maria — which is currently 125 east northeast of Barbados and moving west northwest at a speed of 15 miles per hour — are at…

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Barbuda Completely Devastated, Civilization Extinguished — and Along Comes Maria

If you are thinking about visiting the clear waters and pink sands of Barbuda at any time in the near future, forget about it: “The damage is complete. For the first time in 300 years, there’s not a single living person on the island of Barbuda — a civilization that has existed on that island for over 300 years has now been extinguished.”

Ronald Sanders has served as the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States since 2015 — and he…

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