Last Updated: 06/08/2018 06:34PM ET

Hurricane Otis was first named a tropical storm on September 16, 2017, and developed into a hurricane in the Pacific Ocean on September 17.

Many travel insurance policies include coverage for hurricanes that impact travel, as long as the policy was purchased before the storm was named. Travelers who had a policy in place prior to September 16, 2017 may have coverage for Hurricane Otis, including Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay.

If you are currently traveling and affected by Hurricane Otis, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

Otis became a named storm on September 16, 2017. As of that date, the storm is no longer considered unforeseen and any new travel insurance policies will not provide any coverage related to the storm.

If you purchased a policy before September 16, 2017, you may be covered to cancel or interrupt your trip.

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