Juneau family leaves Orlando on last flight out ahead of Hurricane Matthew

first_imgTransportation | WeatherJuneau family leaves Orlando on last flight out ahead of Hurricane MatthewOctober 9, 2016 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Rolling cumulus is visible from the Loews Sappire Falls Hotel in Orlando, Florida. (Photo courtesy Ryan Stanley)Meadow Stanley dons a poncho to protect herself from Death Eaters and cloud bursts. (Photo courtesy Ryan Stanley)Cloud bursts greeted the Stanley family during their visit to Orlando, Florida. (Photo courtesy Ryan Stanley)Emergency alert received on smart phones. (Screen capture courtesy Ryan Stanley)Cumulus visible during a walk in Orlando. (Photo courtesy Ryan Stanley)A surge pricing notice issued by Uber in Orlando, Florida. (Screen capture courtesy Ryan Stanley)Laura Hosey watches the television news on Thursday morning roughly 9 hours before their flight departed. (Photo courtesy Ryan Stanley)Flight status board at Orlando International Airport at 1 p.m. Thursday. Red status indicate cancelled flights. (Photo courtesy Ryan Stanley)Passengers are checked in to their flights at Orlando International Airport at 1 p.m. Thursday. (Photo courtesy Ryan Stanley)The last Alaska Airlines flight out of Orlando International Airport on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Ryan Stanley)12345678910

A Juneau family managed to leave Orlando, Florida, roughly two hours before the airport was closed because of approaching Hurricane Matthew.Ryan Stanley, Laura Hosey and their 10-year-old daughter Meadow said Orlando International Airport was fairly quiet and not at all chaotic when they arrived. The airport was reportedly busier earlier in the day as many flights were canceled ahead of the oncoming hurricane and passengers scrambled to rebook.Their previously-booked flight departing on Thursday evening turned out to be the last Alaska Airlines flight out of the airport for the day. Passengers applauded as the aircraft lifted off from the runway.The Stanley family safely arrived in Juneau on Friday afternoon after an overnight stop in Seattle.The family initially traveled to the East Coast for a business trip that was combined with a stopover at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.Watch this video of the last Alaska Airlines flight departing Orlando International Airport before it is closed on Thursday evening. Passengers applaud as the aircraft lifts off from the runway and storm clouds are visible in the distance. (Video courtesy Ryan Stanley)Video Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/10/LeavingOrlandoa.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Share this story:last_img

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