Labor Day weekend travelers dealing with Tropical storm impacts

Heavy rain and strong winds associated with Tropical Storm Hermine has created headaches for travelers in the Carolinas.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Travelers have been trying to adjust flight schedules and make alternate plans as tropical storm Hermine makes it's way up the coast, delaying and cancelling flights.

We all know that feeling of getting ready for a trip and finding out your flight is delayed or canceled.

"Well, it's disappointing but you know, safety first," Evelyn Agin said.  "You just have to roll with it, it's out of your control."

Travelers at Charlotte Douglas were figuring out ways to work around a busy Labor Day weekend rush and the impacts of Tropical Storm Hermine.  Davin Brown was proactive and got his Friday 6:30 P.M. flight moved up.

"Saw the radar this morning and decided we needed to get out ahead of that storm as quick as we could," Brown said. "American had a flight at 2:30 so we decided to get up to it."

Many others weren't so lucky, especially people looking to go to Savannah, Charleston, Hilton Head, or areas in Florida where most departures and arrivals were delayed or canceled. Jose Santiago says when it happens to you, it's just bad luck.

"Frustration more than anything, because there's nothing you can do," Santiago said. "Just waiting for something to happen and that's it, you're just sitting on your hands doing nothing."

As the storm now approaches the Carolinas, it's a race against the clock to go wheels up to avoid being held up.

"Hopefully, Hermine will stay away long enough so I can get out of here," Agin said.

Check your flight statuses, but hopefully if you aren't headed out until tomorrow you'll be in good shape.
 

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