Many flights canceled, delayed as Hurricane Harvey prepares to make landfall

FILE photo shows a Delta aircraft at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Photo: Delta Airlines)

Airports in the path of Hurricane Harvey are shutting down and canceling flights as the Category 3 storm prepares to make landfall late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Heavy rains and winds reaching 120 miles per hour are expected for areas within the storm's direct path. These conditions will impact commercial flights, independent aviators and ground travel to and from airports.

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is making preparations to ensure air traffic control facilities can quickly resume operations and support disaster relief efforts as soon as the hurricane passes.

Travelers are strongly encouraged to stay in touch with their airlines and regularly check on their flight status. Some airlines have waived change fees and made it easier to re-book flights.

Check the Misery Map by Flight Aware for cancellations and delays:

Corpus Christi International (CRP)

All flights were canceled for CCIA early on Friday morning and will be canceled for the foreseeable future. Future flights will be determined based on the weather conditions and the condition of the airfield.

American Airlines, United and Southwest Airlines have all canceled flights through the weekend.

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

IAH remains open, but a number of flights have been delayed or canceled.

Due to the expected heavy rainfall, IAH officials are warning travelers that there could be flooding and rising water along the roads leading to and from the airport.

Valley International Airport (HRL)

Valley International Airport has issued an advisory through Sunday, telling passengers to contact their airline carriers if they wish to change their travel plans.

Flights on United, Delta and Southwest have been impacted due to Hurricane Harvey.

Austin International Airport (AUS)

As far north as central Texas, Austin International is experiencing flight delays and cancellations.

Flight schedules for more than a dozen airlines servicing Austin could be impacted by the storm.

McAllen International Airport (MFE)

McAllen Internation Airport remains open, but most flights have been canceled for the remainder of the day.

United Airlines has canceled all midday and evening flights for Friday. American Airlines and Allegiant have issued travel warnings and are encouraging passengers to check most up-to-date flight information..

McAllen Airport officials are still awaiting notification to determine how Hurricane Harvey will impact Saturday flights.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

HOU is alerting passengers to increased number of flight delays as Hurricane Harvey approached shore.

Severe weather is also impacting the roads to and from the airport.

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