Travel Company Surf Patch Released a Statement Regarding East Coast Airport’s Recovery from Hurricane Sandy to Help Fly Clear

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Following an AOPA article regarding East Coast airports recovering from Hurricane Sandy, Surf Patch released a statement regarding the news.

On November 6 2012, travel company Surf Patch released a statement in response to a recent AOPA article on the recovery of East Coast airports to help fly clear again, following Hurricane Sandy’s destruction.

According to the AOPA article, “New York area airports were pumped dry, but service remained limited Nov. 1 in the wake of a devastating blow from Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29 and 30 that left millions without power, caused widespread flooding and fires, and left 93 people dead in the U.S. and Canada.” The article stated that the FAA advised people to steer clear of New York, more specifically in the places that fall into the Class B borders of New York.

According to the FAA website, “We are specifically looking for aircraft that can immediately fly in food from Elkhart (Ind.), Nashville, (Tenn.) and medical and general supplies from Oklahoma City.” According to AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer, David Faile, the damage caused by the flood is unclear, but if the salt from the water isn’t removed immediately, they are going to be in trouble.

Travel company Surf Patch stressed the importance of getting the airports back to normalcy as soon as possible. World traveler Takara Licausi stated, “Getting the runways clear and flights on schedule are extremely important in helping passengers fly clear once again. Some New York residents are stuck oversees waiting to come home, and the same goes for visitors stuck on the East Coast.”

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