Hurricanes Florence, Isaac & Helene are approaching the US
UPDATED 10-9-2018 13:30 PM (DESTINATIONS WITH EASED EXCHANGE POLICY): The hurricane season on the Atlantic is breaking loose in the coming days. It is already expected that many flights will be canceled from the end of the week. The first hurricane we have to look at is Florence, which is going to become a “Major-Hurricane” and is heading towards the US.
Florence, with an average wind speed of 110 kilometers per hour at the moment, is likely to land in the United States next Thursday. The eye of the storm enters the mainland between Florida and North Carolina, possibly accompanied by wind gusts of up to 240 kilometers per hour and over 400 mm of rain.
Hurricane Helene is currently located south of the Cape Verde islands. Helene is getting stronger and will reach category 2 tomorrow. Helene does not seem to be troubling a lot of problems: she is heading to the open Atlantic Ocean, where she will find cool water and will start to weaken.
Thursday or Friday (Dutch time) hurricane Isaac will cross the Caribbean. The exact course and speed of Isaac is still uncertain, but the Dutch islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius must prepare for extreme weather conditions. There is a chance of very heavy gusts of wind, a lot of rain and high waves on the coast.
Travelers from and to these areas should take disruptions of flight schedules into account. We advise travelers to contact the relevant airline for the most up-to-date flight information.
KLM and the American partner airlines eased the exchange policy because of Hurricane Florence for the following destinations:
• Charleston, SC (CHS),
• Charlotte, NC (CLT),
• Charlottesville, VA (CHO),
• Columbia, SC (CAE),
• Fayetteville, NC (FAY),
• Greensboro, NC (GSO),
• Jacksonville, NC (OAJ),
• Norfolk, VA (ORF),
• New Bern, NC (EWN),
• Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR),
• Newport News, VA (PHF),
• Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU),
• Richmond, VA (RIC),
• Roanoke, VA (ROA),
• Savannah, GA (SAV),
• Wilmington, NC (ILM)
For assistance with (re) booking your ticket, you can contact our Travel Consultants. They are happy to assist you.
Source: National Hurricane Center
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