Over 7,500 Flights Cancelled and Statue of Liberty Closed Ahead of Hurricane Sandy image

US airlines cancelled more than 7,000 flights from and to the Northeast corridor on October 28th, due to hurricane Sandy.

Hotels in the region have extended stays for guests who were not able to leave the town and even booked rooms for people who chose to leave their homes and stay in a hotel. On Sunday, airlines begun to cancel flights in the U.S. Northeast region, and cities from Washington D.C. to Boston have made preparations for floods and high winds which hurricane Sandy might bring in the next few days.

Sandy has caused the cancellation of more than 7,100 flights by 9 pm on Sunday. US Airways said it expected flights to get back to normal on Tuesday and that it would move planes from the hurricane zone to avoid losses and damages.

Officials also announced that although the Statue of Liberty has been reopened on Sunday, after it was closed for a year for renovation, the public will have to probably wait until Wednesday to visit the monument, when hurricane Sandy is expected to pass. The renovation projected cost $30 million and it included creating wheelchair access at the top of the pedestal and replacing the stairs to the crown.