Hurricane Beryl's intensification and landfall in Texas prompted US airlines to cancel more than 1,300 flights on Monday. According to FlightAware, 1,331 flights were

grounded and 505 faced delays as of 6:06 a.m. ET.

Leading the cancellations were United Airlines with 406 flights and Southwest Airlines with 268. Both carriers issued travel advisories affecting airports in Austin, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Houston, and other regional hubs.

Hurricane Beryl, previously wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and causing at least 11 fatalities, reached category 1 strength and was forecasted to potentially become a category 2 storm by Monday's landfall, as reported by the US National Hurricane Center.

In response to the storm's threat, major ports in Texas ceased operations and halted vessel traffic on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration had earlier issued alerts about thunderstorms disrupting travel nationwide. Photo by Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland, Wikimedia commons.