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Wednesday Midday Update

Post Date:09/12/2018 1:04 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Here are the latest City updates related to Hurricane Florence:

FAST

The Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) will make its last pickups at bus stops at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.  Buses will then return to the Transit Center or Cross Creek Mall, dropping off customers before suspending service at approximately 6:30 p.m.  FASTTRAC! ADA service will make its last trips at 6:30 p.m.

FAST will not provide fixed route or FASTTRAC! ADA service on Thursday or Friday, Sept. 13-14.  The resumption of scheduled Transit services will be announced once weather and road conditions permit safe operations.

FAST will have resources staged to assist Emergency Management, Police and Fire with any evacuation and recovery efforts. 

The FAST Transit Center will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and will reopen once regular service resumes.  Greyhound buses will suspend its operations from Fayetteville at 7:00 p.m.

Service updates will be posted on the FAST website at www.rideast.net.

Airport

Fayetteville Regional Airport is preparing for the potential effects of Hurricane Florence and will provide updates on flights and airport services throughout the duration of this storm.

Currently, all flights for American Airlines have been canceled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The last outbound flight will depart at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Flights are currently scheduled to resume on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 8 a.m.

United Airlines have canceled all flights for Thursday and Friday. The last outbound flight will depart at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Flights are currently scheduled to resume on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2:25 p.m.

Delta Airlines is canceling all flights for Thursday. The last inbound flight will arrive at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Flights are currently still scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14. Delta continues to monitor conditions and will announce cancellations and/or delays as the storm approaches.

All airlines are offering change fee waivers to customers whose flights are affected by Hurricane Florence. Website links and reservations numbers for each airline are listed below:

American Airlines Reservation and ticket changes: 800-433-7300

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/travel-alerts.jsp

Delta Reservations: 1-800-221-1212

https://www.delta.com/us/en/advisories/weather-alerts/hurricane-florence

United Reservations Assistance: 1-800-864-8331

https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/news/Pages/travelnotices.aspx

Enterprise, Alamo and National rental car services will be closed for Thursday and Friday with plans to reopen Saturday. Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, and Budget are monitoring weather updates and will announce any closures as the storm progresses.

Media

If City of Fayetteville email goes down, media will receive City press releases from cityoffay@gmail.com. All Hurricane Florence FayTV videos will be uploaded as recorded. This morning’s press conference at the County will be uploaded as soon as it finishes exporting. The link for the videos is:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7aem097z14q2zye/AADRnPxH_W1Jo6JUQr0q00Q9a?dl=0

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