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Thousands of flights to and from Florida canceled as state reels from Matthew

Delta planes are parked at gates at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, as Delta Air Lines grounded all flights after after a power outage hit its computer systems globally. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) -- Hurricane Matthew continues to cause problems for travelers, with 4,500 flights canceled so far between Wednesday and Saturday, according to tracking service FlightAware.

All flights to and from Orlando have been cancelled Friday and half scrapped Saturday. FlightAware expects that number to rise. Orlando's world-famous theme parks - Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld - all closed due to the storm.

A message on SeaWorld Orlando's website also read:

We are closely monitoring Hurricane Matthew. For the safety of our guests and ambassadors, SeaWorld is CLOSED on Friday, October 7. The park is expected to reopen by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 and remain open until 7 p.m. with normal Spooktacular activities from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Please check back for the most up-to-date information as the weekend progresses. Thank you.

As the storm moves north, so do cancelations with Atlanta, Charleston and Savannah taking the largest hits.

Airports in Southern Florida are reopening, however, with flights expected to resume midday. Airlines moved planes and crews out of the storm's path and must now fly them back into the region.

American Airlines saw its first arrival at its Miami hub at 9:05 a.m. with a flight from Sao Paulo.

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