Airports, ports reopening after Hurricane Irma, but expect delays

At Miami International Airport, flights will also resume gradually on Tuesday.

At Tampa International Airport, flights are due to resume on Tuesday morning, though the airport expects only about 30% of its normal schedule. The Orlando airport is expected to resume limited service on Tuesday. Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood is expected to resume commercial flights Tuesday morning.

Jacksonville International Airport is expecting flights to resume Tuesday morning and to ramp up operations throughout the day. Palm Beach International Airport reopened on Monday afternoon and has planned a resumption of limited service on Tuesday. 

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, the world’s busiest airport, stayed open Monday but had widespread cancellations because of wind gusts up to 60 mph from Irma.

Port Everglades will reopen for business on Tuesday, officials said. PortMiami is scheduled to open Tuesday.

The Port of Palm Beach will re-open – for cargo business only – at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, officials said. It remains closed to vessel traffic, on the orders of the U.S. Coast Guard, according to its Twitter feed.

The U.S. Coast Guard is currently assessing the condition of the Jacksonville harbor and port facilities following Hurricane Irma. All JAXPORT offices and terminals remain closed today. The Port of Jacksonville remains in condition Zulu.

The Georgia Ports Authority is working to have its Savannah operations open by the end of the day Tuesday or early Wednesday following a pelting by Tropical Storm Irma. Griff Lynch, executive director of the authority, said the Savannah ports fared relatively well, though he said his agency is “still awaiting the final assessment on [the port in] Brunswick.”

Adverse weather conditions associated with tropical storm Irma departed the Charleston area on Monday evening, September 11th. Cargo and facilities at the South Carolina Ports Authority avoided any significant impacts. Gates and container marshalling yards opened at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12th and are fully operational for the receipt and delivery of loads, empties and refrigerated cargo. Other terminals and offices are also observing normal operational hours. The US Coast Guard completed a survey of the navigational channels this morning, and the Port of Charleston is open without restriction.

CSX assessment and recovery efforts from the extensive impact of Hurricane Irma are currently underway. The storm has weakened to become a tropical storm and is forecast to diminish further as it continues through the Southeast. Several areas remain without commercial power and continue to have flooding associated with storm surge and downed trees. CSX engineering crews are assessing the full impact on network infrastructure across impacted regions where and when it is safe to do so.