Florida Airport CLOSES Due to Incoming Hurricane ‘Idalia’; Thousands of Vacations Potentially RUINED

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Your flight plans may be changing…

Tropical storms and hurricanes are common occurrences in the state of Florida, and their impact can be deadly and devastating. Right now, the incoming tropical storm, Idalia, is preparing to create a trail of destruction. The state is closely monitoring this tumultuous storm, its path, and the efforts being made to mitigate its impact.

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National Hurricane Center Warns the State

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is tasked with monitoring and predicting the behavior of tropical storms and hurricanes. When it comes to Idalia, they are currently on high alert as the storm approaches the Gulf Coast.

Just yesterday, an official Hurricane watch was issued for the Florida Gulf Coast and surrounding areas. While those areas will be affected the most, tourists should be prepared for heavy weather in other parts of the state as well.

Understandably, tourists planning to visit Walt Disney World Resort this upcoming week are incredibly concerned about the Idalia hurricane warning. As this storm surge is strengthening into a hurricane, Walt Disney World Resort is currently closely monitoring the rapid intensification of this storm. They announced;

“Walt Disney World Resort is currently operating under normal conditions. We are closely monitoring the path of the projected weather as we continue to prioritize the safety of our Guests and Cast Members.”

RELATED: Walt Disney World Officially Under Tropical Storm Watch, Potential Hurricane Imminent

Airport Closes in Wake of Hurricane Watch

However, it now seems that many fans may not even be able to make it into the state. On Monday morning, August 28, the Tampa International Airport (TPA) announced that it would be closing due to Idalia. TPA will close at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday and will remain closed until it is deemed safe.

This may greatly derail the flight plans for Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort. TPA is advising tourists to contact airlines individually to receive flight updates.

Right now, the most important thing is that everyone stays safe as this storm blows through Florida. Walt Disney World isn’t going anywhere; the safety of you and your family is the most important thing.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.