Resources for those stranded by Sandy

Airports closed. Thousands of flights canceled. Homes, businesses, lives and travel plans ruined by the hurricane formerly known as Sandy.

It’s still too much to handle.  And it’s having on impact way beyond the areas directly hit by the storm.

Here are some resources that may help:


The New York City airports (LGA, Newark and JFK) are closed on Tuesday and while many airports on the east coast and elsewhere are technically open, most show pretty much all flights canceled. But if you find yourself stuck at an airport, one of the 50 airport guides I maintain for USA TODAY may be helpful.  Here’s a link to those airport guides.


USA TODAY has been updating its list of many of the airline weather waiver policies. 

If you airline isn’t listed, check their website as well as their Facebook and Twitter feed for the latest details.

Cancellations remain staggering.  Take a look at the count on Flightstats


Amtrak has suspended most service in the Northeast on Tuesday, October 30th.


Many hotels are issuing refunds and allowing travelers to change non-refundable reservations. Many hotels are also offering storm-rates to stranded travelers.  Hotels near airports may have “distressed traveler” rates available, but be sure to compare those rates to those found on last-minute booking sites.

Figuring out what to do

Travel Guard is offering some free emergency travel and medical assistance services to U.S. and Canadian travelers and their families affected by Hurricane Sandy and storms in the northeastern United States.





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