With the strong winds and thundering storms setting in and around the U.S, every major airline has issued travel waivers on Friday and Saturday. Thousands of US flights have been delayed or canceled amid Storm Isaiah. Widespread flight disruptions began on Thursday and show no signs of improvements.
The extreme climate conditions include heavy winds and rainfall, thunderstorms, tornadoes, massive flooding in major areas and dreaded snowstorms. Meteorological sources fear that these conditions are likely to extend for another week or two. Associated power outages and disruptions in business and transport services are anticipated in parts of every U.S state.
According to C.N.N, the entire eastern half and some parts of western U.S have been issued weather alerts for the week. Nearly 35 million are under a winter weather alert in parts of Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Maine, Vermont, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, and New Hampshire.
Over 50 million are under a flood watch in parts of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, New Orleans, and Louisiana. Texas was issued a tornado warning on Friday. Another major alert had been issued to Louisiana on Saturday. This may affect the final match of the LSU vs. Clemson College Football National Championship Game scheduled on Monday.
Another 20 million are facing a wind advisory in parts of Albania, Mississippi, Florida, Texas, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Virtually every U.S airline has issued weather waivers for travel until 14th January 2020. These are expected to extend through the week. Extreme winter weather conditions are anticipated in the central and northern parts of the continent for the next few weeks.
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