LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Tropical Storm Ida, which slammed Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday, has cancelled several flights that were scheduled to depart and arrive at LAX Monday.Grieving Family Looking For Killer Of 22-Year-Old Alejandro Legaria Rangel In Huntington Park
Team Rubicon, based in El Segundo, sent volunteers to Louisiana. They are helping to clear access for rescue crews.
“As an example, a road has a fallen tree,” said Art DelaCruz, CEO of Team Rubicon. “Search and rescue knows they need to get through. We will be with them to cut our way into the problem set so they can gain access with their equipment and people.”
Team Rubicon is a volunteer-based organization that specializes in natural disaster assistance using the help of veterans.READ MORE: Man Shot And Stabbed Outside Crowded Glendale Pastry Shop, Suspect On The Loose
“So they basically drop everything they are doing and take their skills to re-emerge into this ambiguous set,” said DelaCruz.
Team Rubicon crews waited out the storm yesterday in Texas and Mississippi so they were ready to launch when the danger passed.
The storm and the damage it left in its wake canceled more than 170 flights out of New Orleans, at least eight that were either into or out of Los Angeles International Airport — including a Spirit Airlines flight that was scheduled to depart at 6:10 a.m., and seven others that were set to arrive.
However, the storm is continuing a destructive path into southwestern Mississippi and could impact other flights throughout the day.MORE NEWS: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
Travelers should call their airlines to check on their flights before heading out to the airport.