Fort Lauderdale Airport Closed Due to Flash Flooding, Disrupting Holiday Travelers

Holiday travelers due to catch a flight at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida were delayed during the morning of December 23, after storms and flash flooding led to the closure of the airport.

The airport had experienced 152 flight delays and 11 cancellations due to thunderstorm activity, before some areas became inaccessible and flight operations were suspended.

At 5:21 the airport tweeted that its entrance roadway had been reopened, and that passengers were being allowed back into terminals, though flights had not resumed.

The National Weather Service in Miami said that some parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties had received up to a foot of rain due to the storms, and kept a weather advisory in place for the counties. Credit: AngelEnniss via Storyful