Evacuees flocking to Southwest Florida International Airport

Posted at 8:51 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 20:51:46-04

Evacuees in Southwest Florida are choosing to fly out of the area as Hurricane Irma nears.

FOX 4 visited Southwest Florida International Airport and notice that just about every airline was overbooked.

" I thought ok ill check one last time so i opened up the computer, popped up southwest to Baltimore which is where our family is from and there was the flight so i grabbed it," SWFL resident Ellen Wilen said.

The earliest flights out are not until Saturday when the storm is scheduled to have impact in part of Florida.

Ticket prices for flights before the weekend range from $500 to $1,200.