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Hurricane Continues to Impact Air Travel Across Region

Since Thursday, airlines across the country have canceled thousands of flights in and out of Florida

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    Hurricane Matthew is continuing to take a toll on air travel in the region as the powerful storm pummeled Florida early Friday morning. (Published Friday, Oct. 7, 2016)

    Hurricane Matthew is continuing to take a toll on air travel in the region as the powerful storm pummeled Florida early Friday morning. 

    Since Thursday, airlines across the country have canceled thousands of flights in and out of Florida. 

    At Logan Airport, only two flights to Orlando have been cancelled as of 5 a.m. Friday.

    More than 270,000 people were without power in Florida by early Friday. The storm left more than 280 dead in its wake across the Carribbean.

    Not only are the destructive winds the main concern, it's the storm surge along with high tide and the amount of rainfall expected. From Fort Lauderdale to the Georgia coast is expected to see between six to eight inches of rainfall over the next 72 hours. 

    As Hurricane Matthew continues its course along the southeastern seaboard, it will weaken in wind intensity, but rainfall estimates are expected to increase along the South Carolina coast, bringing the threat of 10 to 15 inches of rainfall along the South Carolina coast over the next 72 hours.

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