USA Today reports:
More than 1,300 flights in the U.S. are canceled, and another 6,400-plus are delayed as of 6:30 p.m. Eastern with severe weather blanketing much of the East Coast Monday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.
The Federal Aviation Administration warned on social media it was anticipating having to pause departures this evening at airports including Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta and those in the Washington, D.C., and New York metro areas.
“The FAA is re-routing aircraft around the storms heading to the East Coast as much as possible. Soon we will likely have to pause departures in and out of East Coast airports,” the FAA’s post said.
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The FAA is re-routing aircraft around the storms heading to the East Coast as much as possible. Soon we will likely have to pause departures in and out of East Coast airports including NYC, Philly, DC, Charlotte and Atlanta. Monitor https://t.co/ltA3DmcHcd. #FAAWeatherSquad pic.twitter.com/yk8f1tqBty
— The FAA ✈️ (@FAANews) August 7, 2023
Severe weather causes ground stop for multiple airports, including New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia and DC: More than 1,300 flights canceled as thunderstorms hit the East Coast #airports #Atlanta https://t.co/X37OfEpUlW
— WhatsNew2Day (@whatsn2day) August 7, 2023
Weather conditions have caused #EWR Airport flight disruptions. Please check with your airline to determine the status of your flight.
— Newark Liberty International Airport (@EWRairport) August 7, 2023
— PHLAirport (@PHLAirport) August 7, 2023
#Severe storms crossing I-95/85 causing massive airport issues with ground stops at all of the Baltimore-DC & NYC airports, Philly, Charlotte and Atlanta. So far 2300+ flights cancelled & over 6200 delays.
And 700k+ power outages. This is the storm that hit us near BWI. pic.twitter.com/oiqSwNhkUb
— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) August 7, 2023