HUNDREDS of Delta Airlines flights have been delayed for hours, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of customers while a tornado warning puts millions of Americans at risk.
Customers are taking to social media to complain about their canceled or delayed flights as the airline scrambles to reschedule tickets.
A person sitting on a Delta flight spoke to The Sun about their situation. Marley Clifton from the UK was due to fly from Bangor, Maine to New York’s LaGuardia Airport at 5 p.m.
“I feel deeply frustrated with LaGuardia’s lack of information,” he said. “I was paralyzed by uncertainty.”
A Delta spokesperson shared this message with The Sun: “The people at Delta continue to work hard to deliver the operation customers have come to expect from us, despite managing challenges that include the ongoing impacts of air traffic control. and weather issues.
“We apologize for any inconvenience. Customers should check the Fly Delta app for the latest updates to their flight schedule or to make any necessary adjustments.”
Meanwhile, more than 90 million people brace for dangerous weather on Sunday as severe thunderstorms threaten with tornadoes, hail the size of tennis balls and 80mph winds.
Severe weather will be concentrated along a cold front that will slowly move across the Midwest this evening, before pushing eastward.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service, there is an increased risk of severe thunderstorms today in parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
The NOAA Storm Prediction Center says tennis ball-sized hail is a possibility in the area, along with damaging winds with gusts of up to 80 mph. Tornadoes are also a potential threat.
The warning will remain in effect throughout the evening.
Isolated areas of heavy rain causing flash flooding may also occur over parts of southwestern Missouri through northwestern Arkansas.
Further isolated severe storms will be possible later this afternoon in the interior Pacific Northwest.
A slight risk of severe thunderstorms is in effect over parts of the Northeast Interior and Mid Atlantic, where locally damaging winds, hail and a tornado are possible.
Another severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 1 p.m. Central Time for parts of Kansas and Missouri. Hail up to two inches and wind gusts up to 70 mph may be likely.
Northeastern Oklahoma, southeastern Kansas, northwestern Arkansas and southern Missouri face an “enhanced” Level 3 out of 5 risk for severe storms, according to the SPC. . Flash floods are also a threat.
However, the bad weather is also spreading to nearby cities including Indianapolis, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Tulsa, Dallas and Columbus, Ohio.
The threat will shift east Monday as the cold front advances, with the risk of severe storms stretching from Georgia to Maine.
A level three out of five risk for severe storms is in place in the Northeast, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC and New York.
The main severe risks on Monday will be locally damaging winds and hail, and a tornado or two will also be possible in the afternoon.
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