Last few flights from Florida land at T.F. Green ahead of Hurricane Ian
WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Hurricane Ian is poised to make landfall in less than 24 hours and Rhode Islanders are escaping its wrath just in time.
Tuesday afternoon, one flight from Orlando and one from Tampa both landed in Rhode Island.
This incoming flight from Orlando, hours after Orlando International Airport announced all flights would be suspended Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Brittany Powers, from Portsmouth, said her family rearranged all of their Disney plans, flights and hotel arrangements Friday night when they realized how intense this storm would be.
“Even booking a flight on Friday and rescheduling it was like… the flights minute by minute were just getting eaten up,” Powers said.
Julia Armstrong just started her freshman year of college in Tampa two months ago and said she did not expect being home this quickly.
“Everybody was just canceling, before they even knew where the storm was going to hit,” Armstrong added, “It was definitely chaotic, Publix was out of water the other day. There has been more traffic than usual, it has just been absolutely hectic the past week.”
T.F. Green lists one flight landing from Orlando Wednesday morning. There was one other, that has been canceled already.