Delta Air Lines canceled operation in St. Thomas for Wednesday
Delta Air Lines posted in a statement on its website, "As Hurricane Irma bears toward the Caribbean, Cuba and the southeast coast of Florida, Delta's dedicated team of 25 meteorologists is taking a hard look at the storm's track to gauge the impact to the airline's operations. Irma, which strengthened to a category 5 storm today, is the strongest storm to develop in the Atlantic Ocean, according the National Hurricane Center. A weather waiver was published over the weekend and then updated again today to reflect an expected disruption of air travel to destinations throughout the Caribbean. Additionally, Delta has added extra sections and upgaged aircraft on flights out of San Juan and southern Florida. The current track shows Hurricane Irma passing through the Lesser Antilles and other southern Caribbean islands late Tuesday and early Wednesday. From there, the storm will pass near the island of St. Thomas and approach the northeast coast of Puerto Rico by Wednesday evening. Delta has canceled its operation in St. Thomas for Wednesday and will delay its evening operation in San Juan pending a facility assessment after the storm's passage."