Miami International Airport Hurricane Irma information
Below is the latest information regarding the effect of Hurricane Irma on Miami International Airport as it approaches South Florida:
- As of 11 a.m. today, there are 10 cancelled arrivals and 13 cancelled departures due to Hurricane Irma. The affected cities are Antigua, Providenciales, St. Kitts, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and San Juan.
- The Federal Aviation Administration does not close its control tower at MIA until sustained winds (not gusts) reach 55 miles per hour, at which point planes cannot take off or land.
- However, many airlines decide to not fly well before that point and sometimes on a case-by-case basis, so passengers should stay in close contact with their individual airline about their flight status and make arrangements before coming to the airport.
- The airport is not a designated shelter during a storm, and operational needs at MIA may require occupants to be evacuated to nearby shelters. Resources like food and water may also not be readily available in the airport during or after the storm.
- For the latest updates about airport operations, airport users should follow MIA on Twitter @iflymia.
To request materials in accessible format, Sign Language Interpreters, CART services and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) public meetings and events please email the ADA Office at ADAcoordinator@miami-airport.com or call the office in 305-876-7747 five days in advance to initiate your request. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).