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Airport back on track after record rainfall

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Things seem to be drying up at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport after a record setting amount of rainfall on Monday, rainfall that caused some travelers to get stranded for a bit.

On top of the flooding at the airport, bad weather caused numerous delays and cancelations, some that even affected Tuesday flights.

"Well, my first group was due in at 10:15 a.m., and they're still in Charlotte," said tour guide Peggy Dawson. "Their flight was canceled."

Dawson is a tour guide waiting on Girl Scouts to fly in from across the country, but Monday's bad weather has caused an issue with their flights, stranding a few of her Girl Scouts in Charlotte.

"It's just been horrible getting these girls, but I think once they get here they're going to have a great time," she said.

Monday afternoon's storms brought in more than six and a half inches of rain at the airport, flooding areas like the taxi lanes and rental car parking lots, causing delays and causing at least three to five cancelations.

"I'm glad he wasn't flying yesterday afternoon," said Trevor Hess.

Hess' 82-year-old father is flying in on Tuesday from Louisiana, and Hess  is very thankful Tuesday is a better day for flying.

"Yeah, absolutely," he said. "Especially when he's nervous about flying, it's good that he gets in on time."

At least one flight to Charlotte was canceled on Tuesday morning. The airport said it never came in last night because of the weather.

"It's been a mess," Dawson said. "It's going to impact what they're going to get do this afternoon. Those four are going to miss some of those activities this afternoon, but hopefully we'll get them in for the carriage ride tonight."

Most everything has dried up at the airport, and officials said pretty much everything was on time Tuesday.

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