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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Prepares for Severe Storm

Baltimore/ Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is closely monitoring weather forecasts today while conducting storm preparations in advance of a significant coastal storm.

Some airlines have announced travel advisories and revised ticketing policies due to the storm. In addition, airlines may cancel flights at BWI Marshall and other airports throughout the eastern United States before or during the projected heavy storm. BWI Marshall Airport strongly recommends that those travelers with plans to fly this weekend or early next week should check with their airline for up-to-date flight information. Customers are advised to monitor airline or Airport web sites to be aware of possible flight cancellations. BWI Marshall Airport’s website is—

“BWI Marshall Airport is planning and preparing for this massive storm,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall. “We are working to inspect Airport facilities and vehicles. We are reviewing emergency procedures while coordinating preparations with airline and other tenants.”

Airport severe storm operations are a shared responsibility. Airport personnel, the airlines, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) all work closely together to help ensure safe operations for travelers. BWI Marshall Airport is responsible for the condition of the facility. The airlines manage their flight schedules and aircraft routing. The FAA controls air traffic, the national airspace, and the movement of aircraft on the airfield.

Other storm related information will be posted to the Airport’s Twitter feed—@BWI_Airport.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency emphasizes awareness and preparedness as Hurricane Sandy approaches the State of Maryland. Go to for the latest storm track and preparedness information.

Jonathan Dean