UPDATE: Hurricane Irma

11 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma is currently tracking towards the Tampa region after battering the Florida Keys, Miami and the West Palm Beach area. Over 3 million people are currently without power and there have been four confirmed fatalities. There is significant damage reported.

Large storm surges and heavy rain have brought serious flooding to the affected regions.

As the storm continues to travel north, other states are in its path. About 540,000 people were told to leave the Georgia coast and a state of emergency has been declared for all counties. Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina have also declared states of emergency.

Airport closure details:

  • Miami Airport (MIA) will remain closed to passenger flights on Monday September 11. Some airlines will fly in aircraft and crew in preparation for the resumption of services on Tuesday 12 September.
  • You can also follow the Miami Airport on twitter HERE
  • Orlando Airport (MCO) is closed until further notice
  • You can also refer to the MCO twitter HERE
  • Tampa Airport (TPA) closed on Saturday night and remains so until further notice.
  • You can also refer to the airport's twitter HERE.
  • Palm Beach Airport (PBI) closed on Saturday and remains so until further notice
  • The airport's twitter account has more HERE

Customers who are still in Florida must follow the instructions of local authorities and only venture outdoors if it is deemed safe to do so. The storm surges and flooding are considered highly dangerous particularly when combined with debris and fallen electrical wires.

If you require assistance, please contact Campus Travel anytime or Chubb Insurance Assistance. The contact details are listed below:

Insurance Emergency

Travel emergency 24/7 contact

Chubb Assistance phone +61 2 8907 5995 and quote UQ policy number 01PP529201. Reverse phone charge is available.

Campus Travel

Campus Travel can be contacted 24/7, 365 days a year.

Number: +61 7 3393 8855 (calls from overseas)

Number: 1300 662 703 (calls from within Australia)