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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Date: September 8, 2017
Type: AFA Article

The National Hurricane Center is predicting Irma as the worst storm system ever in the history of the Atlantic.  This catastrophic category 5 hurricane has already devastated the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba, taking 10 lives in its path. The hurricane is packing life-threatening winds up to180 mph in addition to record storm surge, rainfall hazards and flooding. The National Weather Bureau is predicting the storm is taking a west/northwestern path and could impact Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Residents in these areas need to prepare. If you are a resident of any of these areas, please review the hurricane preparedness resources. Stay safe, evacuate your area if advised by authorities, and take care of one another.

Your United AFA MEC will post information on our website as it becomes available.  AFA EAP representatives are standing-by to assist any Flight Attendant(s) needing assistance. 

The following is an update on the operation of stations which may potentially be impacted by Irma:

Fri. Sep. 8Sat. Sep. 9Sun. Sep. 10Mon. Sep. 11
FLLNo Ops after 4:30 p.m.No OpsNo OpsResume with 1st Scheduled Arrival
MIANo Ops after 4:30 p.m.No OpsNo OpsResume with 1st Scheduled Arrival
PBINo Ops after 4:30 p.m.
No OpsNo OpsResume with 1st Scheduled Arrival
RSWNo Ops after 4:30 p.m.
No OpsNo OpsResume with 1st Scheduled Arrival
TPAAs Scheduled
No Ops after 5:00 p.m.No OpsResume with 1st Scheduled Arrival
MCOAs ScheduledNo Ops after 5:00 p.m.No OpsResume with 1st Scheduled Arrival
JAXAs ScheduledNo Ops after 5:00 p.m.No OpsResume with 1st Scheduled Arrival
SAVAs ScheduledNo Ops after 5:00 p.m.No OpsResume with 1st Scheduled Arrival


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