FLL, Port Everglades officials ask travelers to check with airlines, cruise lines amid flood recovery

Meteorologist Julie Durda warned about Friday afternoon rainfall.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Officials with the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades asked travelers to check with their airlines and cruise lines for changes on their itinerary amid ongoing flood recovery Friday.

After the Federal Aviation Administration issued ground stops on flights because of flooding on Wednesday, FLL closed Thursday and reopened at 9 a.m., Friday.

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Amid more rain and flooded runways, Broward County officials postponed earlier plans to reopen FLL on Thursday and at 5 a.m., Friday.

Port Everglades remained open, but some of the operators at the port closed because of the flooding in the area.

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For more information about flights in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, visit the MIA and FLL sites.

Complete coverage of flooding emergency

Passengers stranded at FLL as flooding closes airport
Passengers wait for news of when FLL will reopen
Sky 10 over flooding in Broward County. (WPLG)
FILE - Flooding lingers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on April 13, 2023, after heavy rain pounded South Florida. Over 25 inches of rain fell in South Florida since Monday, causing widespread flooding. (Joe Cavaretta /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Passengers still stranded as Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport remains shut down
A truck drives on the flooded runway at Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport, Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fort Lauderdale issued a state of emergency as flood conditions continued through many areas. Over 25 inches of rain fell in South Florida since Monday causing widespread flooding.(AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

This is a developing story. Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editors Frine Gomez and Wilson Louis contributed to this report.

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