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Will Hurricane Michael impact your flight?

Posted at 7:14 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 07:44:24-04

CINCINNATI -- Airlines are preparing for potential delays and cancellations ahead of Hurricane Michael. 

Michael is threatening more than 300 miles of the Gulf Coast, prompting emergency declarations in more than 100 counties from Mobile, Alabama through the Florida Panhandle and into the state's Big Bend region.

Delta officials warned Tuesday and Wednesday flights in Florida and Alabama could be impacted. Delta’s hub in Atlanta could see cancellations, which would affect flights worldwide. At least one Florida airport has announced it will close Wednesday. 

Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier out of Atlanta, warned flights could be disrupted through Friday, and Panama City Airport officials urged passengers to check flight statuses frequently.

Passengers flying out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport can track flight statuses here.

Ohio Task Force One will drive south Tuesday to help people and animals displaced by the storm.

The 16-member team will leave at 8 a.m. Tuesday from its warehouse in Kettering. The task force will help with water rescues, similar to what they did with Hurricane Florence just a few weeks ago.