Delta flight from Puerto Rico threads needle around Hurricane Irma

10 September, 2017, 02:03 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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Despite the delay in leaving NY, the flight managed to get out of Puerto Rico at 12:41pm, 24 minutes ahead of its scheduled takeoff. It landed in NYC 46 minutes ahead of schedule.

The feat of aviation was first noticed by Jason Rabinowitz, a self-proclaimed "av geek" who researches and writes about airlines, airplanes, transit, and travel.

Coast Guard assets conducting overflight and port assessments include two Air Station Borinquen MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews and Aids-to-Navigation Team San Juan 55-foot Aids-to-Navigation Boat crews.

You can see Rabinowitz's full coverage of the flight here.

The couple live in NY and, as many of their friends were visiting them over the summer, they chose to leave their holiday until now, which Rebecca said they thought "was a good time to go".


JFK is experiencing inbound flight delays of 1 hour and 24 minutes on average due to runways in use. Winds were well below operating limits for the 737-900ER to safely operate at around 28 miles per hour, and gusts up to 36 miles per hour. But after the costly affects of Harvey, he's already working with Congress on additional funding for the island. Numbers like that are enough to make Jiminez pray the storm will only graze populous areas.

By Monday, it could be as far north as Orlando, according to the New York Times.

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, visited the AEE Center of Emergency Operations to know about the condition of the electric power system. French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said that the French colony in Saint Martin had suffered major flooding and devastation to even the "most solid" buildings.

He said that though many houses in Puerto Rico are built from cement to withstand storms, he worries about the less-sturdy homes. Jose is following in Irma's wake. Power was knocked out to much of the island Wednesday as Hurricane Irma passed over. This is historic for us because we haven't had any Category 5 hurricanes. He remembers past hurricanes and tropical storms, but never he says has he heard fear in his 80-year-old father's voice until now.

While many travelers are thankful to be on Northeastern ground, passengers like Moses Harvin are headed toward Hurricane Irma to check on family.

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