Hurricane Idalia: Tampa, Sarasota & Others To Close Airports

Hurricane Idalia: Tampa, Sarasota & Others To Close Airports
Photo Credit: Zoom Earth.

In the last hour, it has been revealed that four airports in the Florida area, which include Tampa & Sarasota, will close ahead of Hurricane Idalia, which is beginning to make landfall in the state.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed that four airports will be closing due to the hurricane, which are the following:

  • Tampa International Airport.
  • St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
  • Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
  • Tallahassee International Airport.

Via their social media, the FAA has said the following:

“Travelers, @FlyTPA, @iflypie, @SRQAirport and @TLHAirport have closed or will close today in preparation for Hurricane #Idalia.”

“Remember to check your flight status with your airline and monitor http://fly.faa.gov for updates.”

Hurricane Idalia: Why Tampa, Sarasota & Others Are Closing Their Airports…


Hurricane Idalia: Tampa, Sarasota & Others To Close Airports
Photo Credit: zoom.earth.

Courtesy of Zoom Earth, you can see exactly how Hurricane Idalia will hit the Florida area, which is why airports such as Tampa and Sarasota are closing.

The weather tracking application is predicting that by Wednesday morning, the hurricane will upgrade from Category 2 to Category 3, with winds up to 115mph expected to hit the area.

It is expected to head north-east and go through the middle of Tallahassee and Gainsville, before continuing onward east and dying down in speed.

There is another hurricane over the Bermuda area, but at this time, it isn’t expected to join up with the Hurricane over the Florida area.

Local governors are expecting significant damage as a result of Hurricane Idalia, with it being unclear what the extent of that will be at the surrounding airports and residential areas.

This remains a developing story. Stay tuned for additional updates as they come through here at AviationSource!

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