Staying Safe: Flights Cancelled, Hospitals Ready During Arctic Cold

(TNS) – Safety across the region was a priority Wednesday, Jan. 30, as arctic temperatures and wind chills forced temperatures to as low as 65 below zero.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled across the Midwest on Wednesday. At Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, over 600 flights — about half of the flights originating from the airport — were cancelled and over 600 flights into O’Hare were also cancelled, according to flight tracker FlightAware.

Holland resident and Holland United Church of Christ pastor Bryan Berghoef has been in Toronto for work, and said his flights to Chicago have been cancelled for the past three days.

“It’s very cold here,” Berghoef said. “It’s one below zero and feels like 11 below. Fortunately, I am staying with friends, so not stuck in the airport or at a hotel.”

http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Staying-Safe-Flights-Cancelled-Hospitals-Ready-During-Arctic-Cold.html


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