The second tropical storm of the 2011 Hurricane Travel Season has earned the name Beatriz and it is currently downgraded to a tropical storm. According to the latest NHC Public advisory 9, Beatriz’s position is about 95 miles off Cabo Corrientes, Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.
Previously, the Government of Mexico had issued a hurricane warning on Beatriz from La Fortuna to Cabo Corrientes.
You can see updated information about tropical storm Beatriz on the NHC website, which shows the storm’s current position in the Pacific:
On the NHC site, you can also track current tropical weather outlook and any tropical storms or cyclones that may be developing:
Travel insurance coverage for hurricane-related trip cancellations must be purchased and in effect before the storm is named. It is important to understand that travel insurance coverage for trip cancellations and trip interruption does not include insuring travelers have a ‘fun’ trip, just that they can cancel or get home safely (in the right conditions).
The following is a quick rundown of covered and non covered situations related to tropical storms and hurricanes:
Covered situations – flight cancellations, airport closures, cruise cancellations, road/bridge closures, and mandatory evacuations that directly affect your travel arrangements are covered under trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage.
Non covered situations – a traveler’s anticipation of any of the above, including the concern that heavy storms will ruin their vacation, fear of bad weather, or the threat of bad weather are not covered under trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage.
Home or destination uninhabitable
Covered situations – storm damage renders the insured traveler’s home or destination uninhabitable, trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage is valid and additional trip expenses or a trip cancellation will be covered. Documentation of the damage must be provided by the insured, but a destination is deemed uninhabitable if the area is inaccessible due to evacuation orders and/or the facility is not accepting guests.
Non covered situations – a traveler’s anticipation of any of the above, including a hurricane striking their home or destination. Again, fear of a potential event is not covered by trip cancellation or trip interruption coverage.