Storm strands travelers on East Coast, in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE - Hurricane Sandy is causing major problems for thousands of people in Southeastern Wisconsin.
The East Coast is a common destination for people from Milwaukee, but right now, passengers aren't able to travel there or leave there.
"My only hope is to get through Chicago today," said Walter Love, who has been trying to get to his destination for two days.
"My mother has a meeting with her cardiologist for heart surgery, so it's imperative that I get there."
Like thousands, he is stuck at an airport.
Flightaware.com reports nearly 9,000 canceled flights due to Hurricane Sandy.
Abigail Nickrant is stuck in midtown Manhattan trying to get home to Milwaukee.
"I was supposed to fly out this morning at 7:00 a.m.," Nickrant told TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady.
"My flight was canceled at 3:00 p.m. (Sunday) afternoon."
Nickrant, who attend Alverno, bought a bus pass and showed up two hours early, but the last bus was oversold.
"There were eight of us stranded with tickets in our hands, and we weren't even allowed on the bus."
While she waits out the storm at a friend's place in New York City, she says "I feel like I don't have any answers. I don't have any way out of the city. I really just want to be home."