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Travel Houston airport: Tropical Depression Imelda rains cancel 650+ flights

13:30  20 september  2019
13:30  20 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Tropical Storm Imelda makes landfall, threatens havoc on Houston flights this week

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Officials in Houston and surrounding communities say Houston and the surrounding communities could get more heavy rain from Tropical Depression Imelda on Thursday. The storm's remnants spawned several weak tornadoes on Wednesday. (Sept. 19) AP, AP.

The flight tracking service FlightAware reported nearly 200 flights canceled Thursday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport , with more than 300 other flights delayed. Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda is hitting the north Houston area, prompting forecasters to issue a

Tropical Depression Imelda didn't need hurricane-force winds to bring Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to a standstill Thursday morning.

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At 10:34 a.m. EDT, the airport's Twitter account warned that it was "at a full ground stop" due to thunderstorms and flash floods in the region. It resumed flight operations about 90 minutes later but cautioned that many roads around the airport were flooded and many flights were delayed.

There were 655 cancellations and 230 delays for flights into, out of or through Houston (IAH) as of 3:20 p.m. EDT, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.

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One-time Tropical Storm Imelda , already hitting the Houston area with heavy rain , is threatening to Imelda 's rain bands were also stretching into Louisiana. The weather center said flash flood watches were The Galveston school district was those that canceled Wednesday classes, the station noted.

Imelda , now a tropical depression , moved slowly northeast out of the Houston area and toward southeast Texas and Louisiana after dropping more than 10 inches of rain in some parts. As of Wednesday afternoon, there were no widespread reports of high water on freeways or in structures in

Arrival delays averaged an hour for most of the morning before dropping slightly in the afternoon. Departures were leaving between 15 to 29 minutes late. The site also noted that inbound aircraft had been held at their destination airports for an average of over 3½ hours.

The airport urged passengers to check with their airlines for flight status updates.

Airline waivers

United, which has a hub at Bush Intercontinental (IAH), has waived change fees for travel originally scheduled to, from or through that airport between Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Friday, Sept. 20, as long as the original reservation was made by Wednesday, Sept. 18. The new flight must depart by Monday, Sept. 23, and be for the same cities and cabin as the original reservation. Click "View your reservation" on the airline's website to make changes.

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Houston — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters have downgraded the storm to a tropical depression and will continue to weaken as it heads farther into land.

Tropical Storm Imelda Discussion Number 2 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112019 The advisory intensity is set at 35 kt based on recent Doppler velocities within some of the rain Imelda is moving northward at about 6 kt. The cyclone should continue to move slowly northward to

Delta has also waived change fees for flights involving both IAH and William P. Hobby (HOU) that were scheduled to depart between Tuesday through Friday. Tickets must be rebooked, and travel must begin by Monday.

Southwest customers with flight reservations to, from or through Houston Hobby (HOU) scheduled for Tuesday through Friday can rebook their flights within 14 days of the original travel date without incurring a change fee.

Frontier has waived change fees for passengers who purchased tickets by Monday, Sept. 16, for travel to, from or through IAH between Tuesday and Thursday. Travel must be completed by Oct. 4.

The storm, now a post-tropical cyclone, dropped 40 inches of rain on the Texas city over the course of three days, causing some to remark that the storm was actually worse than 2017's Hurricane Harvey.

According to the National Weather Service, Houston was under a flash flood warning through 1:30 p.m. CDT. Sensors near the airport detected 3.4 inches of rain fell between 8:37 and 9:37 a.m. CDT. Visibility got as low as a quarter-mile during the worst of the rain.

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All flights into Houston 's international airport , one of the busiest in the United States, were halted on Tuesday as Tropical Depression Imelda inundated southeastern Texas with heavy rains and triggered flash flood warnings. The George Bush Intercontinental Airport tweeted that it was under a

Torrential rainfall from Tropical Depression Imelda has led to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston announced a full ground stop, meaning no Some school districts had canceled classes Thursday, but in others students were on buses or had reached school before the flooding began.

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