Severe Thunderstorms Cause Massive Delays, Cancellations on East Coast

By Jesse Sokolow on 20 April 2015
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A stormy Washington Reagan

A stormy Washington Reagan

A swath of severe thunderstorms is moving through the East Coast Monday, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and thousands of delays.  The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook in cities up and down the Eastern Seaboard including Raleigh, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston, and a flood watch is in effect for many cities along the coast.

As of 2:00 p.m., over 700 flights were canceled in the country, with a further 2,393 delayed according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.

New York’s LaGuardia Airport has had 287 canceled flights, with 312 delayed, while Newark Liberty has had 185 cancellations and 216 delays.  Meanwhile, John F. Kennedy International Airport has seen 134 cancellations and 290 delays, and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National underwent 39 cancellations and 83 delays.

Philadelphia International Airport suffered 25 cancellations and 243 delays, while down south, Raleigh-Durham International Airport reported 28 cancellations and 49 delays, and Charlotte Douglas International has 24 cancellations and 115 delays.

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