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Hurricane Irma: Miami International Airport shut down

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Miami International Airport in the US, has been closed down for business after Hurricane Irma caused “significant water damage” as the storm hit Florida on Sunday.

The airport was shut down on Monday but flights had been grounded since Saturday, in advance of the hurricane.

A report said the terminal had remained open for over 600 guests and another 40 stranded passengers who could not find lodging.

According to report, operations at the MIA are expected to reopen with a limited schedule on Tuesday.

Also, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which also closed ahead of Irma, has also be reported shut its doors on Monday as it assesses damage and makes any necessary repairs.

The area surrounding the airport sustained extensive damage from 100 mph winds.

American Airlines began shutting down operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota and West Palm Beach by Friday afternoon and cancelled flights through the weekend.

JetBlue Airways said on Wednesday afternoon that it had cancelled about 130 flights.

American, JetBlue, United and Delta offered waivers letting customers change travel plans to Florida and the Caribbean without the usual charges for changing a ticket. Dates and covered locations varied.

Hurricane Irma’s attack comes few weeks after hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Texas.

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