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Did Hurricane Florence cancel your flight? It’s time to pay attention

An onlooker checks out the heavy surf at the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.
An onlooker checks out the heavy surf at the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. AP

Hurricane Florence is making its way to the Carolinas, where the storm is expected to hit late Thursday into Friday. The weather will likely affect travel between the region and South Florida

Here’s what you need to know:

Miami airport: As of Thursday, all flights to Charleston and Raleigh, North Carolina, have been canceled out of Miami International Airport. On Friday, select Delta, American and United flights will be going out to Raleigh but that could change.

Broward airport: At Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, the only flight cancellations are to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which are canceled Thursday and Friday. Flights to Raleigh Durham International Airport are normal so far.

Although Hurricane Florence will hit the coastline of the Carolinas — with a storm surge warning from Myrtle Beach to cities bordering the Pasquotank River — the National Hurricane Center reports that other cities along the Atlantic coast can be affected.

The potential hurricane track area reaches all the way up to Buffalo, New York — which is more than 700 miles away from Cape Fear, North Carolina, according to the hurricane center. Other major cities expected to feel at least tropical storm winds include Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia; Knoxville, Tennessee; Greensboro, North Carolina; Greenville, South Carolina; and Washington.

Flights from MIA to Richmond, Norfolk, Baltimore Washington’s Dulles International and Ronald Reagan National airports have not been canceled or delayed as of Thursday afternoon. Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Greer, South Carolina, Richmond and Washington also are on schedule.

Train travel: Amtrak has announced cancellations on northbound and southbound trains going through North and South Carolina. The Auto Train, which runs from Lorton, Virginia, to Sanford, Florida, has been canceled through Sept. 18. So has the Silver Service/ Palmetto, two trains that travel from New York to Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood.

In port: Cruises from PortMiami and Port Everglades are not affected. At PortMiami, there will be two unrelated tunnel changes on Saturday. The outbound tunnel will be closed from 5 to 10 p.m., and the inbound tunnel will be closed 7 to 1 0 p.m.

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