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Important information for travelers in Florida

Important information for travelers in Florida
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If you are traveling to or from the state of Florida this week, we have important news that might affect your trip.

Hurricane Ian

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Recently, we began covering Tropical Storm Ian and its potential impact on Disney World. It is expected to intensify into a Major Hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) as it approaches Florida.

Right now, Florida is projected to be hit by Wednesday with hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. Disney issued a statement late Saturday night that they are operating under normal conditions. You can read that full statement HERE. Earlier we shared that Fort Wilderness issued a warning to guests with current reservations. Check this out HERE.

In preparation for Hurricane Ian, Walt Disney World no longer offers resort availability. Check out the affected dates HERE. Select Disney Resorts will be closed starting this Wednesday. While select special experiences are also canceled this week. Check out all of these details HERE.

Tampa International Airport

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Travelers heading to or from Tampa International Airport should be aware of a public advisory that has recently been issued. It says the following:

“Tampa International Airport will suspend all operation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. Follow @FlyTPA for updates and check with your airline for the latest flight information.

Tampa International Airport

What to do if this affects you

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Passengers should check with their airline for the latest flight status updates. Those flying on Tuesday before the airport suspends operations are urged to arrive at TPA at least 2 hours before their flight. Damage assessments will begin as soon as it is safe to do so. TPA will closely coordinate the reopening of the airport with its partners based on roadway safety, facility readiness, and staffing.

We hope everyone in the path or Hurricane Ian stays safe. Keep checking the blog for news related to Hurricane Ian and how it might affect your travels.

Are you visiting Florida right now? Does the suspension of Tampa International Airport affect any of your plans? Please be safe and tell us about your experience in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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