Updated Aug. 27, 2020 – 2100z


The FAA Command Center has held their final Hurricane Laura telcon and the National Hurricane Center has discontinued their advisories for this storm. This will be the final Laura update from NBAA Air Traffic Services.

Laura – Update from the National Hurricane Center

According to the National Hurricane Center’s Advisory #34, issued at 0900z:

At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Laura was located near latitude 35.8 North, longitude 91.5 West. The depression is moving toward the northeast near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this motion is expected to become east-north easterly during the day on Friday, with some acceleration expected Saturday and Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected on Friday, with strengthening expected late Saturday into Sunday as Laura moves into the northwest Atlantic.

Airport & Equipment Information

The following airport closures are listed on the FAA OIS page, but this may not be a complete list:

  • CWF – airport closed except for Air National Guard aircraft, emergency aircraft, fire fighting aircraft, life flight, military ops, search and rescue, and US Coast Guard – expected to reopen 9/02/2020 at 03z.
  • UXL – Closed – expected to reopen 9/03/2020 at 2359z.
The FAA National Operations Control Center (NOCC) has discontinued their daily report regarding outages. At this time, operators will have to search NOTAMs to find the most up-to-date information regarding equipment and facility status.

Route Information

There will be tactical reroutes, and perhaps required reroutes, around the storms associated with the remnants of Laura in the southeast. The most up-to-date information regarding these routes can be found at the FAA Current Reroutes page.

Operational Resources

NBAA’s HERO Database

The NBAA Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO) Database is a list of people in the business aviation community who are part of disaster-response mobilization efforts. In the aftermath of major crises, basic information from the database is provided to organizations coordinating relief efforts. Learn more and register.