JFK Reopens After Flooding

Officials at JFK Airport are hoping things return to normal after a major flooding issue on Sunday.

A frozen pipe burst at Terminal 4, causing the area to be flooded and forcing passengers to be evacuated.

The initial flooding that took place was quite severe and it wound up with three inches of water on all, on the southern two-thirds of the Terminal Four arrivals area,” Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said.

The flooding resulted in a backup in the tarmac and caused flights to be canceled.  It also impacted the baggage handling area.  Cotton called it “complete unacceptable.”

“We intend to conduct a thorough investigation to determine why that failure of coordination did occurred and to fix it for the future,” Cotton said.

Delays could continue on Monday.


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