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Flights Cancelled, Disney World to Close Early as Hurricane Dorian Hovers Off East Coast

By The Associated Press

American Airlines says it has canceled 375 flights through Wednesday due to Hurricane Dorian.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier said flights were canceled because operations have been suspended at seven airports it flies to in Florida and the Bahamas. It said there could be additional issues and delays throughout the week at other East Coast airports.

To help people evacuate, American is capping single-leg, main cabin fares at $499 from all cities covered by travel alerts in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. It’s also waiving fees for bags and pets.

Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas
A road is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Sept. 2, 2019. (Tim Aylen/AP Photo)

Disney World

Walt Disney World has also said there will be interruptions to normal opening hours due to Hurricane Dorian.

Disney World officials said Monday that its four theme parks will close by 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

The theme park resort also plans to close its water park, miniature golf courses and its restaurants and shops at Disney Springs by 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Disney World officials say its resorts will remain open.

Its campground will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday and stay closed until the hurricane passes near the Florida coast. Guests at the campground will be relocated to other resorts at Disney World.

Disney World
Guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Jan. 9, 2019. (John Raoux/AP Photo)

Hurricane Update

Hurricane Dorian is grinding down hard and focusing its fury as it continues to maul the Bahamas.

At 8 p.m. EDT Monday, the ferocious storm’s center was about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Freeport Grand Bahama Island. It has barely budged from that position all day.

But its wind speeds lessened slightly to 140 mph (220 kph). That was down from 155 mph (250 kph) earlier in the day.

On Sunday, Dorian blasted the Bahamas with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (297 kph).