US Airlines cancel some 1,500 flights in Florida due to hurricane Dorian

US Airlines cancel some 1,500 flights in Florida due to hurricane Dorian
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About 1,500 flights scheduled to service in the US state of Florida have been cancelled on Tuesday because of Hurricane Dorian, open data revealed, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

An estimated 1,500 flights to or from Florida have been cancelled as a precaution due to Hurricane Dorian, open data on FlightAware.com revealed.

The cancellations have affected  operation at airports in the cities of Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

On Sunday, Hurricane Dorian was designated in the highest possible Category 5 with maximum sustained winds reaching 185 miles per hour

The hurricane unleashed heavy rains and wind gusts across the Bahamas on Monday, affecting some 13,000 buildings and killing at least five people.

Dorian has since been downgraded to Category 3 hurricane and currently remains at standstill off the Grand Bahama island.

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