More than two dozen flights at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have been canceled or delayed Thursday, likely because of storms that swept across the East Coast and the southeast part of the country.
Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said 22 flights were canceled and two dozen others were delayed Thursday. The disruption struck most airlines that fly in and out the Twin Cities, he said. It's unclear whether additional flights will be affected.
Storms that stretched from Indiana to Georgia into early Thursday brought large hail, tornadoes and wind gusts up to 70 mph, according to the AccuWeather website.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center stated there were more than 300 preliminary storm reports across Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas on Wednesday and Wednesday night. At least 10 tornadoes have been reported in Georgia, South Carolina and Indiana.
The threat of scattered severe storms with damaging winds across the mid-Atlantic continues through midday Thursday, according to the weather service.
Angry airline passengers throughout the country took to social media to express frustration with being stranded or delayed.
To soften the blow, or at least temper hunger pains, Delta Air Lines employees ordered more than 800 pizzas along with biscuits and subs to feed customers in nearly a dozen airports in areas hit hard by the weather delays.