An estimated 1,500 flights to or from Florida have been cancelled as a precaution due to Hurricane Dorian, open data on FlightAware.com revealed.
The cancellations have affected operations at airports in the cities of Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach.
On Sunday, Hurricane Dorian was given the highest possible designation, a category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds reaching 185 miles per hour
The hurricane unleashed heavy rains and wind gusts across the Bahamas on Monday, affecting some 13,000 buildings and killing at least five people.
Dorian has since been downgraded to a category 3 hurricane and currently remains at a standstill off Grand Bahama Island.