More than 6,000 flights were canceled or delayed this Monday in the United States due to strong storms that hit the east, southeast and mid west of the country.
The most affected airports are in the New York City area (LaGuardia, Newark, John F. Kennedy), Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which serves Atlanta and the O’Hare airport in Chicago, according to data from the flight tracking portal, Flight Aware.
For its part, the airlines that have had the most cancellations or delays are United Airlines, with 29% of affected flights, followed by Republic, with 23% and Endeavor Air, with 16%.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said on its website today that thunderstorms and rain will continue Monday night into Tuesday, with the possibility of flooding in the eastern part of the country through as the weather front moves to the north of the country.
In turn, the Midwest will also be affected by heavy rains, which will last until Wednesday night, according to the NWS.
Inclement weather has left at least four dead across the country, in the states of Arkansas, Indiana and Georgia, where tornadoes have also been reported.
In Ohio, severe storms spawning tornadoes caused about 400.000 houses and businesses will be left without electricity due to the meteorological phenomena that keep the eastern part of the country, from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, on alert.
With the storm system moving east, more than 90 million people are on alert for severe weather this Monday.
Cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington, DC are included in the area of increased risk.
The unstable line of thunderstorms contributed to power outages for 702,304 US utility customers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, according to the PowerOutage.us electricity tracker.
According to the online tracker, more than 550,000 utility customers in the nine states were still affected by outages as of early Monday morning.