You’ve probably noticed that hurricane season coincides with the summer travel season when school is out of session. Travel during hurricane season – just like travel during the winter season – comes with a unique set of risks and cautions. Air flights far from the hurricane zone can be significantly delayed – affecting air travelers across the country and even around the globe. Cruise ships may be diverted from scheduled ports, ruining your personal travel agenda.
To help consumers of travel insurance understand the risks of hurricane season travel and know what type of travel coverage they need, we put together the Hurricane Resource Center 2011, a comprehensive Traveler’s Guide to Hurricane Season.
It includes new information and timely topics, such as
- Top islands and U.S. cities for hurricane strikes – do you know where the ‘hurricane capital of the world’ is?
- Worst 3 months for hurricanes – and the slightly safer months as well!
- Cruise safety and cruise line hurricane protocols – are cruise ships safe during a hurricane?
- 5 Caribbean islands most likely to miss a hurricane – are one of these islands on your travel plans?
We’ve provided an entire section detailing the compensation you can expect from travel suppliers and what you need in the way of hurricane travel insurance coverage for all the rest.
In addition, we’ve also provided information and reviews on useful hurricane season travel tools, including websites, iPhone apps, and a new twitter feed from the National Hurricane Center. Plus, we provided some essential hurricane maps detailing where hurricanes originate, their typical travel paths, and major hits through history.
If you’re planning to travel this hurricane season – even if you will be far from hurricane alley – take a look at this hurricane resource to understand the residual risks of a hurricane event.
In case you’re curious, you can also read the Hurricane Resource Center press release.