Heavy Storms May Wreak Havoc as Busiest Holiday Season Ever Starts

By Paul Riegler on 20 December 2018
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DSC_0340No matter if your trip will take you on the roads, rails, or planes, expect a travel nightmare in many parts of the United States.

This year’s is expected to be the busiest travel season on record. More than 112 million people will be traveling, a 4% increase over last year, according to the Automobile Association of America.

Gas prices are significantly lower, with the national average at $2.36, and more than two dozen states with at least one filling station with a price lower than $2 per gallon.

In the skies, expect delays in Charlotte, Raleigh, Orlando on Thursday and additional delays in New York and New England on Friday as the storm moves up the East Coast.

As of Thursday early afternoon, flash flood watches from Florida to New England are in effect and parts of Florida are at risk for severe weather including tornadoes. The heavy rain will start to end by Saturday after battering the Carolina coast and the Northeast.

Travelers can expect wind guests ranging from 35 to 40 mph (56 to 64 km/h) in Florida to 55 to 60 mph (88 to 96 km/h) in New England.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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