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Tampa International Airport opening after Tropical Storm Elsa

About 100 flights were canceled because of the storm.
Flight cancellations seen on a board at Tampa International Airport's cell phone waiting lot on Tuesday.
Flight cancellations seen on a board at Tampa International Airport's cell phone waiting lot on Tuesday. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Jul. 7
Updated Jul. 7

Tampa International Airport is resuming operations at 8:30 a.m., ahead of its planned 10 a.m. reopening after Tropical Storm Elsa.

The airport had 98 canceled flights Wednesday, including departures and arrivals, because of the storm, according to spokesperson Emily Nipps. Its first departure was scheduled for after 10 a.m.

Related: Tampa International Airport suspending operations for Elsa at 5 p.m.

Tampa International staff inspected the airfield around 3:30 a.m. following Tropical Storm Elsa. It did not have any damage, and the rental car center and garages are open.

Tampa International suspended operations at 5 p.m. Tuesday night in anticipation of Tropical Storm Elsa. Travelers whose flights are scheduled through Friday should check with their airlines for the most current flight information. The airport recommends arriving two hours prior to a departure.

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport canceled two flights as of Wednesday morning. The airport closed its administrative office at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Related: Here's the latest on Tropical Storm Elsa

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