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Or it just shows you how widespread dot -- -- was you're looking at ten villages are Maryland -- -- on a little earlier the scenes.
Also -- Lake Erie outside Cleveland where -- -- the waves are still pounding but this is still.
Just gives an idea of how widespread of this storm was covering an area close to.
A thousand miles involving some twenty states and all of this coming at a time when -- in and around this country.
As effectively gone to a stop.
The number of affected canceled flights now north of 181000.
Some airport officials say could take upwards of a week normal.
For airlines to be fully up and running to aviation expert Michael Boyd.
On what to expect Michael what do we expect.
Well I think this time airlines prepared pretty well and airlines respond very very quickly remember getting an airplane in the -- to make money when they sit they make none.
But I think now we're gonna have a facility -- keep in mind LaGuardia Airport was flooded so you have the landing lights -- directional.
Well signs it yet -- covered in a salty -- so it may be more the airport facilities are gonna slow things down in the airlines themselves on so.
How they handle all the delays people who are less.
You know 4872.
Have been having to just -- Sit and wait.
When flight -- are slowly resumed in the areas that were not as adversely affect a lot of that will attend.
Of whether a -- can even make its way to the right.
Yeah absolutely it's like.
If there's only sixteen gates -- to the number they normally have.
It's going to be a slow comeback but this time around but we don't have a lot of stranded people -- it never did get to the destination to get stranded in the first place.
But it's gonna come back I think a lot quicker than you might think the real issue is how badly damaged our airports in the northeast and that's going to be the determinant of whether we have everything back -- -- by Sunday or by Wednesday.
Yacht you know when we were covering this last -- my -- take a look at what was going on LaGuardia.
New York's JFK airport in Newark liberty.
That was just in my neck of the woods in -- -- taking a look at.
How that the runways are getting pounded at Reagan national in Washington.
These are not easily or quickly fixable.
You know problems right.
Well yeah I mean if if you have the landing light system go out because again it's been -- been flooded which unethical happen yeah that could be a couple days to fix and make sure it's right.
So we have a safety issue to come back.
My feeling is the airlines will be ready probably before we can fix the facilities that have been damaged by flooding at these airports.
Well Michael thank you very much Michael Boyd.
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