Water Main Break at JFK Causes Evacuation of Terminal 4

By Anna Breuer on 7 January 2018
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Check-in area at T4 before the floodwaters hit

Check-in area at T4 before the floodwaters hit

A bad weekend for John F. Kennedy International Airport got worse Sunday afternoon when a water main broke and flooded Terminal 4, the International Arrivals Terminal, resulting in the temporary discontinuation of international flights into the terminal.

“A water main break at Terminal 4 at JFK Airport has led to a shutdown of international flights into the terminal,” the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, said on Twitter.

The airport was already backlogged with passengers and luggage due to hundreds of cancelled flights that caused by last week’s major winter storm when the water main broke at 1:30 p.m. By 2:45 p.m., the terminal was evacuated.

Water flooded the arrivals hall, several baggage claim areas, as well as other parts of the terminal, soaking the luggage of hundreds of travelers.

Terminal 4 is home to over 30 foreign airlines as well as Delta Air Lines’ home at JFK.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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