Passengers wait at the terminal while a plane sits on the tarmac at Newark Airport in heavy rain as local media covered the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, which brought drenched rain and the risk of flash floods and tornadoes to parts of the northern mid-Atlantic Newark, New Jersey , September 1, 2021, in this still image from a social media video.
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More than 370 flights to and from Newark Liberty International Airport were canceled Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida dropped record rains in the New York City area and caused flooding at the United Airlines hub.
The cancellations before Labor Day weekend made up more than a third of the schedule at the airport.
Flights at the airport were temporarily suspended during the storm. The lower level of Terminal B was closed on Thursday morning due to flooding, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Pictures on social media showed flooded parts of the terminal as well as flooding in a baggage handling area.
More than 200 flights, or 11% of United’s flight schedule on Thursday, have been canceled, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.
Port authorities said Queens LaGuardia Airport had “minimal” flooding, despite a picture posted on Twitter showing snow removal equipment being used to clear water from a runway.