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Danny Heads to Caribbean, Weakens to Tropical Depression

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - August 23, 2015

Storm downgraded

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The storm known as Danny was set to make landfall in the Caribbean early Monday, after being downgraded first from a Hurricane, then to a Tropical Storm and finally, early Monday, to a Tropical Depression.

The center of the storm was expected to pass through the southern Leeward Islands early Monday, although maximum winds had been decreased to just 35 miles per hour.

Danny is still expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain over the Leeward Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through Tuesday, the NOAA said in its latest advisory Monday morning.

Despite the weakening, the storm’s approach had led to the cancellation of a number of flights by regional carriers including WINAIR, Seaborne and LIAt, among others.

WINAIR earlier announced the cancellation of all flights on Monday, although it expected to resume normal flights on Tuesday, weather permitting.

LIAT had cancelled a number of flights for Monday and Tuesday, while Seaborne had cancelled seven flights on Monday and one flight on Tuesday.

Tropical storm watches had been discontinued for Guadeloupe, St Barth and St Martin.

The largest international carriers to the region, JetBlue and American Airlines, had not yet made any official statements on the storm or affected flights potentially affected.

On Sunday evening, JetBlue told Caribbean Journal that had not yet been any Caribbean cancellations for Monday.

American Airlines said on social media that its flights to the Caribbean on Monday had not been impacted.

American did say that it would be waiving its one-time ticketing fee for travel changes for certain airports including Antigua, St Kitts, St Thomas, St Croix and St Maarten, subject to restrictions found here.

See the full list of canceled LIAT flights below:

LIAT Cancellations – Monday Aug. 24

FLIGHTROUTING
LI 362Barbados to Antigua
LI 368Antigua to Anguilla
LI 369Anguilla to Antigua
LI 364 Barbados to Dominica to Antigua
LI 309 Antigua to St. Lucia
LI 771Antigua to St. Lucia
LI 581Antigua to Dominica to Barbados
LI 328  Barbados to St. Kitts
LI 521  Antigua to Barbados
LI 329  St. Kitts to Barbados
LI 310  St. Lucia to Antigua to St. Maarten to Tortola
LI 315  Tortola to St. Maarten to St. Kitts to Antigua
LI 523  Antigua to Dominica to Barbados
LI 512  Barbados to Antigua
LI 526  Antigua to St. Kitts to Tortola to San Juan
LI 560Barbados to Dominica to San Juan
LI 561  San Juan to Dominica to Barbados
LI 524  Barbados to Dominica to Antigua
LI 550  Antigua to St. Kitts to St. Maarten to St. Thomas
LI 553  St. Thomas to St. Maarten to Antigua
LI 508Antigua to St. Kitts to St. Maarten to Tortola
LI 509Tortola to St. Maarten to St. Kitts to Antigua

SLIAT Cancellations for Tuesday, August 25:

FLIGHTROUTING
LI 527  San Juan to Tortola to St. Kitts to Antigua
LI 560  Dominica to San Juan
LI 561  San Juan to Dominica
LI 550  St. Maarten to St. Thomas
LI 553St. Thomas to St. Maarten

Seaborne Cancellations

Monday, August 24, 2015

  • St. Croix (SSB)/St. Thomas (SPB) Seaplane Flights: 115/120/125/130/137/144/165/170/175/180/145/150/159/164
  • Flight 4601  Nevis to San Juan
  • Flight 4577 Dominica to San Juan
  • Flight 4587 St. Kitts to San Juan
  • Flight 4580 San Juan to St. Kitts
  • Flight 4542 San Juan to St. Maarten
  • Flight 4554 San Juan to Dominica

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • Flight 4577 Dominica to San Juan
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