Travel Alert July 2018: Tornado Near New York City; Rough Weather in Northeastern United States

If you are traveling to, from or through — or live within — the northeastern United States right now at the time when this article was written, know that rough weather has already caused ground stops and canceled or delayed at least 1,500 flights.

Travel Alert July 2018: Tornado Near New York City; Rough Weather in Northeastern United States

Rain has been the big story in many areas of the northeastern United States, as local areas have been dumped with several inches of rain within only an hour. Some stations in the subway systems of the District of Columbia and New York were either flooded with water or had ersatz waterfalls flowing into them. Manhole covers rattled with the water bubbling back up to the surface.

A tornado was spotted off the coast of New York City during this weather event, not exactly helping matters…

…but the good news is that the weather system should be leaving the northeastern United States quickly.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the northeastern United States, expect more delays and cancellations of flights as part of the residual effects. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this inclement weather system which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary. If you are driving in any of the affected areas, watch out for traffic problems.

Here are eight airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this inclement weather system:

Summary

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Photograph ©2007 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “Travel Alert July 2018: Tornado Near New York City; Rough Weather in Northeastern United States”

  1. Jeff says:

    I saw the funnel cloud from my office and took a picture. But it was not a tornado. There is a major difference. Read the articles about it before sensationalizing it in your blog.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Thank you for the clarification, Jeff, with which I do not disagree; but the article still served its main purpose: to alert readers of travel waivers offered by several different airlines in case their travel plans were affected.

      Would you care to share the photograph?

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