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Orlando International Airport Increasing Surveillance After Fort Lauderdale Shooting

Guests that are planning to visit Walt Disney World and fly in through Orlando International airport maybe feeling a little bit apprehensive after the tragic shooting that occurred further south in Fort Lauderdale, FL early today, January 6th, 2017.  The shooting has left 5 dead with more injured.  The  shooter has been apprehended, but no motive for this attack or information as to how this could occur has been released.  Fort Lauderdale airport is closed, but Orlando International is still in operation with no impacts to scheduled flights.  The officials have stated that there are no operation procedure changes at this time, but that surveillance, presence of law enforcement and vigilance are all being increased to help to protect all of the passengers coming and going from the airport.

Here is a statement released by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority:

“In light of the reported incident at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport today, Airport personnel are aware of the situation and are taking appropriate actions. While there have been no federal directives, there is heightened surveillance in the terminal. All agencies federal, local law enforcement and airport security representatives are engaged and are monitoring airport activity closely. Security is everyone’s responsibility and airport users are reminded, “If you see something say something. ” There are 6 flights daily during the week between two airlines Spirit (2) and Silver (4) airlines that serve to connect Orlando and Ft Lauderdale. At this time there has been no impact on airport operations.”

Stay aware of your surroundings and alert officers to anything that doesn’t seem right.

Source Credit:  WESH 2 Report

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!