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Hurricane Florence: 807 flights grounded, airlines are issuing waivers

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The track of Hurricane Florence path

As Hurricane Florence against the direction of the Carolinas, airlines cancel hundreds of flights and issue waivers to the affected passengers.

The Category 4 hurricane, that affect millions in the Southeast, is “expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall” in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, as well as parts of the Mid-Atlantic states, the National Hurricane Center warned.

PHOTOS: PREPARATIONS FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE

As of 1:45 pm Wednesday, 807 flights cancelled in the U.S. and 5,580 flights around the world were delayed, by live-flight-tracking service FlightAware. In addition, 429 flights scheduled for Thursday had founded and 82 of the flights for Friday are null and void.

Raleigh–Durham International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport are some of the air hubs mainly influenced by Florence.

Charleston International Airport tweeted that the runways will be just before midnight on Wednesday and remain closed “at least until Friday as a result of the hurricane.

The runways at #iflyCHS closes at 11:50 pm tonight and remain closed at least until Friday by #HurricaneFlorence. A number of important things for our passengers and other customers to know about is now available on our website and on https://t.co/JeeQyFxaml

— CharlestonSC Airport@iflyCHS) September 12, 2018

Different airlines have waived fees for flights scheduled to cross the path of the storm. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines are some of the big providers that have apart from the cost of this tour through the Southeast through the next week.

We are closely monitoring the Hurricane Florence. To help affected customers, we have expanded our distance, with capped rates and removed baggage fees ahead of the storm. More details below. https://t.co/tiH7t777bd

— Delta (@Delta) September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence updates:

– A travel waiver is in place: https://t.co/OOCEcWwN8m

– 1st, 2nd, excess, overweight and oversized baggage fees + in-cabin pet fees are waived

– Fares are lowered to/from affected communities pic.twitter.com/AOTdNnvq28

— United Airlines (@united) September 12, 2018

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Hurricane Florence is looking to be even bigger than expected. It will be arriving soon. FEMA, the Emergency services and law Enforcement are provided and ready. Safe!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2018

“Hurricane Florence is looking to be even bigger than expected. It will be arriving soon. FEMA, the Emergency services and law Enforcement are provided and ready. Safe!” President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning.

Read more about the steps how to prepare for the storm here.

Fox News’ Zoe Szathmary contributed to this report.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak

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