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Flight delays from storms at Southwest Florida International Airport

Posted at 3:42 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 15:42:29-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A strong line of storms moving through Southwest Florida on Thursday was causing delays for numerous flights.

A large section of the state was placed under a Tornado Watch Thursday, with several brief tornado warnings happening throughout the area. Several unconfirmed reports of tornadoes have been made in the area.

As the storms moved through Lee County Thursday afternoon, several outgoing flights were delayed for several hours, and many incoming flights were being delayed as well.

An E.W. Scripps employee at the airport tells Fox 4 that planes arriving at the airport were experiencing strong turbulence, causing some illnesses among passengers.

Any passengers on flights scheduled Thursday evening should be sure to check with their airline for any possible delays.