Severe Weather Kills 5 in U.S., Delays Over 3,800 Flights

By Paul Riegler on 26 April 2019
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IMG_7743Severe weather hit the southern United States Thursday and was responsible for the death of at least five people in Texas and Louisiana.

Tornados struck Texas and Louisiana while high winds, heavy rain, and flash floods pounded the South.

Over 3,800 flights were delayed in the United States on Thursday, most due to the severe weather. George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport were among the hardest hit.

Several hundred flights were cancelled as a result of the storm, which hit American Airlines hardest with 113 cancellations, followed by Southwest Airlines with 77, according to FlightStats, a website that tracks such information.

The cancellations have already affected flying on Friday. American Airlines has cancelled 80 flights as of 12:15 a.m. EDT and Southwest has cancelled 57.

The National Weather Service expects the severe weather to move towards the mid-Atlantic states and the Southeast on Friday.

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