Wednesday, August 29, 2012

URGENT: Hurricane Isaac Grounds Flights

As Hurricane Isaac passes through the Gulf Coast there will be no more airline flights to or from New Orleans until the storm subsides. 
The New Orleans Airport is one of four that have suspended flights indefinitely due to the growing storm. The other airports that have cancelled their flights are Gulfport-Biloxi International in Mississippi, Mobile Regional in Alabama, and Penascola International in Florida. Combined the airports have cancelled an approximate 1,500 flights system wide.
Business in the most affected areas has come to a standstill because of Isaac. Stores and transportation services have been closed and suspended throughout these areas. While Isaac is not expected to be as strong as Katrina it has certainly made its mark on the Gulf Coast.
Isaac is an unfortunate reminder of the need for the “Force Majure” clause many (should be ‘all’) meeting planners and hotels include in contracts. While we plan and execute corporate meetings and events, we never know what natural causes will come to affect our plans and leave us without any control.
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