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Flooding At CLE

Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:10 am

Checking airport status this morning whilst waiting for the wife to finish her makeup [sigh] I found the following

Due to EQUIPMENT, BAGGAGE ROOM IS FLOODED., there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, OH (CLE).

I am thinking if water has got into the electrics I am glad I am not a ramp rat or baggage handler at CLE as its going to be a rough few days whilst things dry out.
to everyone at CLE keep taking the tablets.

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RE: Flooding At CLE

Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:28 am

I tried going to Opshots...but the site is down for unknown reasons. I wonder what is happening down there, eh?
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RE: Flooding At CLE

Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:20 am

I gotta say, today was a blast! Our ramp had about 2 feet in some areas. WN's cleaning tower blew over and floated away (they retrieved it later from B-4), our cones were floating around and the chocks were completely under water. I got a few pictures on my phone but it got wet and now I think it's fried. Great!
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RE: Flooding At CLE

Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:51 am

as seen on the news, there was flooding all over the Cleveland area
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RE: Flooding At CLE

Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:11 am

So is CLE closed due to that problem or delayed on all of flights out and in CLE?? I am sure either pipes or something break that caused flood. I can't image some of bagges would be so soaked if they ever get wet. Is airlines going to give passengers some kind of money or voucher for damage??
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RE: Flooding At CLE

Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:17 am

CLE is fully open again. What happened was that we got up to 3.5 inches of rain in about an hour. This caused the storm sewers to back up, which meant not only was water not draining, it was actually backflowing into many low areas.

Our baggage claim area is partially underground so this caused flooding. The flooding made it unsafe to drive vehicles and the torrential downpours decreased visibility to a few hundred feet even for those driving on the surface.

We are much better now - only the rapid train is still affected. Passengers can use a shuttle bus to the Brookpark station.
Up, up and away!
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RE: Flooding At CLE

Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:24 am

Quoting Redngold (Reply 5):
Passengers can use a shuttle bus to the Brookpark station.

Where they can also stop at the local gentlemen clubs before they catch the train to Tower City.

(Sorry...couldn't resist! Go Tribe!)

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RE: Flooding At CLE

Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:59 pm

I saw on Dopplar radar some rainfall estimates. Was around 5" near the city with over 6" over Lake Erie.
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