The National Weather Service Hurricane Center recently released an update on hurricane Emily indicating that she’s having trouble maintaining activity over the mountains of Hispaniola and may soon be downgraded to a tropical storm very soon.
So far, this hurricane season has been rather tame, which is great news for travelers. See the NHC’s 2011 Tropical Cyclone Monthly Summary for the hurricane season to date.
Let’s not get complacent however!
As you make travel plans between now and the end of hurricane season, which is November 1st, be sure to remember that hurricanes can affect your travel plans by causing airline delays even in areas that are far from the hurricane. You cannot purchase travel insurance with trip cancellation or interruption coverage for hurricane-related travel disasters after the hurricane is named, so it’s important and recommended that you purchase your travel insurance coverage soon after making your travel arrangements.
Check out our Hurricane Resource Center 2011 for questions about hurricanes and how they relate to travel insurance protection.