Most flights to and from Roanoke airport are on time

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Travelers worried about Hurricane Florence aren't experiencing too many issues at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Most flights remain on schedule.

For Sara Husband, Hurricane Florence changed her travel plans. She's flying from Roanoke to St. Louis but is stopping in Atlanta--where the storm is supposed to hit.

"I leave at 2:05 this afternoon. It was going to be 5:45 p.m., but I think because of the way the rain is scheduled to come in, they thought it would be better to get out a little bit early," Husband said.

But most flights arriving to and departing from Roanoke are still on schedule, including to places like Charlotte and Atlanta."

"It will impact some of the other areas in the hubs especially to the South, but like I said before, we expect to be open and operational. We do have some helicopters from the National Guard that have been staged here, if they need to be pressed into rescue operations to the South," Brad Boettcher, Director of Marketing and Air Service Development at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, said.

Boettcher also says the Raleigh airport is starting to see a number of cancellations, and he is expecting the Charlotte airport to see cancellations as well.

While Husband figured out her flight situation, she has something else to worry about: her rental home in Nags Head, North Carolina.

"We had some people there last weekend when we knew Florence was coming that yes, put furniture away, secured things, so they wouldn't be flying around," Husband said.

Husband will be making it to St. Louis in time for her event, but Boettcher recommends all passengers check in with their carriers for delays or cancellations before they fly.