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Air Travelers Not Affected by Tropical Storm

As tropical storms go, Edouard isn’t doing much more than giving Southeast Texas

the good rain it’s needed for months. It didn’t even stop air traffic at either of Houston’s

airports. Jim Bell reports.



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Air travel didn’t stop but it did slow down at Bush Intercontinental Airport. 

City Aviation spokeswoman Marlene McClinton: “Delays are running anywhere from 30 minutes to five hours, however, that depends on which airport you’re flying out of, which air carrier, and where you’re going.” 

McClinton says Hobby Airport has had only a handful of delayed flights and no cancellations, and both airports have remained open.

“We do have beverage and retail service in all of the terminals. The roadways are clear getting in and out of both of the airports.” 

McClinton says Edouard hasn’t really amounted to much more than a good rainstorm, and it’s had almost no impact at the airports.

“I know people get nervous when you mention that we’re gonna have big gusts of rain, that sort of thing, but as I like to say at the airports, we do rain, so we can get the airplanes in and out.” 

Jim Bell, KUHF, Houston Public Radio News.