With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Hurricane Sandy Disrupts Some Travel At Port Columbus
High winds and the seasonâ€™s first snowfall are expected overnight as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast. The severe weather has affected flights all over the country. WOSU talked with travelers at Port Columbus this Monday afternoon.
Many travelers at Port Columbus were headed away from the East Coast and the hurricane dubbed Frankenstorm. And most of their flights were â€œon-time.â€
But that has not been the case for everyone.
Barbara Cooper and her husbandâ€™s mini-vacation in Washington, D.C. was cut short after flights were cancelled during the weekend.
â€œSo we rented a car and drove from Washington, D.C. to Columbus and hopefully weâ€™ll get on a flight, before the other weather comes in, to get home,” Cooper laughed.
Mark Green has been trying to get back to Prince Edward Island, Canada since yesterday. Greenâ€™s morning flight was cancelled. And even if his afternoon flight leaves on-time, Green still will not arrive at his destination.
â€œNormally Iâ€™d be able to get into Charlottetown, but just with all flights cancelled and everything else I canâ€™t get that close. So itâ€™s just a three hour drive ahead of me,” Green said.
The storm has caused some people to be perhaps more cognizant of their flight status.
American mezzo-soprano Helene Schneiderman feared the bad weather would prevent her from getting to a Wednesday performance.
â€œFortunately the Lufthansa Continental have re-routed be over Houston instead of over Dulles in Washington. So Iâ€™m hoping Iâ€™ll get back to Germany today,” she said.
More than half of Dayton International Airport flights Monday are canceled. Flights have also been canceled at airports in Cleveland and the Cincinnati region.