Hurricane Sandy Packs a Punch Here: Hundreds of Flights Canceled

Scores of flights to LaGuardia and Reagan National from the Bay Area and Sacramento were halted Monday.

Updated at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 28, 2012

While the East Coast girds for power outages and damage from Hurricane Sandy, officials at Bay Area airports could be bracing for their own flood of issues.

About 5,000 flights were canceled nationwide Sunday. Thousands more were expected to be grounded Monday and Tuesday, including hundreds originating at Bay Area airports, according to Huffington Post.

According to FlightAware, more than 100 flights scheduled Monday from the Bay Area and Sacramento to New York area airports or from connection points have been canceled. A similar number was noted for flights to Reagan National Airport  and Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C..

Airlines affected included American, United, Delta and Jet Blue.

People who want to check on the status of their flights can check with their airlines.

The FlightAware site also carries information on canceled flights.

Sandy is barreling toward the Northeast—threatening dozens of towns covered by the Patch network of community websites.  If you have family or friends in any of the Patch towns, you can check how they are doing by visiting Patch.com and looking through the list.

For example, Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas of New York City. For details, see Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch.

Meanwhile, tell us what your East Coast friends are doing to prepare for Sandy. Any of them heading here to ride out the storm?

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Kelly A. Ryan October 29, 2012 at 03:54 PM
My aunt live in Rockaway Beach in New York and my father says she is evacuating-yikes! Fortuneatly she has other family to stay with not too far away.


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