We have many crew members and families that live in Florida and along the Eastern Seaboard. The National Weather Service is predicting Hurricane Mathew to hit Florida overnight Oct 7 around 2am EST. Please heed all warnings to evacuate if instructed to do so. If you are unable to commute to work, please let the company know as soon as possible. If you are unable to get to your home that is in the path of the hurricane, contact Crew Scheduling about the possibility of a hotel room. They are not guaranteeing rooms, but may be able to help.
Many airports that we service have canceled flights through Saturday morning. The path of this hurricane could change these schedules. This is a powerful storm and once it makes a hit against the Florida coast and starts up the eastern seaboard, it is possible it will bounce back off into the Atlantic turn back to make landfall in Florida again.
Please utilize the AFA Hotline 855–433–8232 if you may need additional assistance. You can contact your Local Presidents, MEC Officers and EAP assistance through this number.
If you are in the path of this storm, let your family and friends know you are okay as soon as possible. Keep in touch with Crew Scheduling if your to continue to miss work. More than anything, be safe!
In Solidarity ~