Delta jet flies through Hurricane Irma and survives


Where others have turned back, Delta #DL431 presses on.

"The thing that scares me the most is that they're telling us that the hard things are yet to come, so I don't know what to expect".

More than a million people are without power, and some could be without power for months - a problem worsened by aging infrastructure. They connected her to Flores Vazquez and Bianca Pagan, a friend who was holed-up in her Carolina apartment.

The Boeing 737 was reportedly full of passengers after leaving NY at 8.11am, according to FlightAware. "He's going to lose money as well", she said.

"We were fortunate anyway that it didn't hit as bad as they said it would".

Jocelyn Hernandez Irizarry, a Puerto Rican real estate entrepreneur in the southwestern town of Lajas, already was seeing things returnto normal. Since the storm is supposed to make landfall there around that time, Obrion said she is waiting to see if and how her travel plans will be affected. Though she wanted to leave, she also didn't want to leave her family either.

It's not every day an airplane full of passengers finds itself (literally) in the middle of a hurricane, but this intense flight wasn't the scene of the latest disaster movie staring The Rock or Mark Wahlberg (sorry!) trying to save the day.

Right now, Luz Encarnacion's cell phone is her only connection to her family in Puerto Rico and what's happening there.

Gabriela says they were ready when Irma arrived, barricading their cement home's windows with what they call platforms. Her group has responded to the economic crisis in Puerto Rico by reaching out to Puerto Ricans in the US and other countries for assistance with needs in the territory, such as doctors.

"Delta has been examining and adjusting fares in Florida since early this week, when Irma's path became apparent and demand to fly out of the area surged", Delta wrote in a statement.

"This bakery is praying for Puerto Rico", Joshua Villafuentes said.

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