Tropical Depression Pamela
Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce of the United States.

Travel Alert October 2021: Hurricane Pamela Remnants Affect Northern Mexico and Central Texas

See which airlines have either issued or amended travel waivers as a result of a weather event.

If northern Mexico and central Texas are in your travel plans over the next couple of days or so, 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 remnants of Hurricane Pamela, whose landfall occurred as a minimal Category 1 hurricane earlier this morning, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 near Estacion Dimas in Mexico.

Travel Alert October 2021: Hurricane Pamela Remnants Affect Northern Mexico and Central Texas

Tropical Depression Pamela
Source: National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.

Maximum sustained winds of Tropical Depression Pamela — which is currently centered approximately 255 miles northeast of Mazatlan in Mexico and is moving northeast at 28 miles per hour — are 35 miles per hour.

Hurricane Pamela had rapidly weakened to a tropical storm and is currently a tropical depression — but when it meets with a cold front, copious amounts of precipitation are in order for northern Mexico and central Texas — portions of which can experience as much as eight inches of rainfall and cause significant flooding in many areas. Cities which will be affected by Tropical Depression Pamela include Dallas, Austin, Waco, San Antonio, Del Rio, and Fort Worth before the remnants of the storm continue on its track northeast into Arkansas.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to or from northern Mexico and central Texas over the next couple of days or so, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this tropical 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.

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

  • American Airlines has issued travel alerts for:
    • Dallas-Fort Worth for Wednesday, October 13, 2021; and Monday, October 18, 2021 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
    • Five airports in Mexico for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 through Thursday, October 14, 2021; and Thursday, October 21, 2021 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Aeromexico has issued travel alerts for Culiacan and Mazatlan for Wednesday, October 13, 2021; and Sunday, October 17, 2021 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.

Final Boarding Call

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.

Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce of the United States.

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