Last Updated: 02/18/2021 08:53AM ET

Hurricane Maria was first named a tropical storm on September 16, 2017, and developed into a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean on September 17. Maria is the fourth major hurricane of the 2017 season. The storm is tracking through the Caribbean.

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 Maria, including Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay.

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

Maria 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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