Damage from now Tropical Storm Harvey is extending into the Chicago region.
As the floodwaters rose, the US National Weather Service offered another ominous forecast: Before the storm passes, some parts of Houston and just west of the city could receive as much as 1270mm of rain. At Hobby, 96% of scheduled outbound and incoming flights, 160 each, were scratched, according to FlightAware. Nearby San Antonio was also expected to notice an impact.
Houston Hobby Airport tweeted a warning to would-be passengers that its runways are shutdown because of standing water.
Cancelled and delayed flights on the big boards at O'hare give way to both thankful and frustrated passengers, like Sylvail Rollier, coming to the United States from France.
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Many airlines were offering waivers on flight changes.
Southwest Airlines is issuing a waiver for travel through Monday in and out of Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Harlingen and San Antonio. The FAA expects that airport might reopen noon Monday.
Carnival will provide updates for guests on potentially impacted sailings through its text message system, to which guests can opt in through Carnival's reservation website. Travel agents and guests should check Facebook and Twitter for more updates.