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Over 1,200 flights canceled as Tropical Storm Nicole makes landfall

(CNN) — More than 1,200 flights have been canceled Thursday after Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall in Florida, packing winds of up to 75 miles per hour.

Data from flight tracking site FlightAware showed that, as of 8:15 a.m. ET, carriers in the United States had canceled 1,226 flights, affecting both international and domestic services.

More than 900 flights had been canceled Wednesday. Orlando International Airport was the most impacted destination, according to FlightAware.

The airport announced it was closing due to the storm on Wednesday, as did Orlando Sanford International and Melbourne Orlando International.

Daytona Beach International Airport was also closed and expected to reopen at 4 a.m. ET on Friday.

Palm Beach International Airport, which closed on Wednesday afternoon, was slated to reopen at 8 a.m. ET on Thursday.

Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport have experienced some delays and cancellations but remained open.

The storm also led to phased closures of Florida theme parks on Wednesday, with Walt Disney World parks in Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort among those affected. Disney World parks planned a phased reopening on Thursday, starting at noon. Universal Orlando also anticipated a phased reopening Thursday.

Nicole made landfall just south of Vero Beach as a category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph, but has now weakened to a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Top image credit: Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Daily News/USA TODAY Network

CNN’s Marnie Hunter contributed to this story.


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