Last Updated: 02/18/2021 08:57AM ET

Hurricane Florence was first named a tropical storm on September 1, 2018, and has developed into a hurricane in the Atlantic. The storm is heading for the East Coast as a major hurricane.

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 1, 2018 may have coverage for Hurricane Florence, including Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay.

The Hurricane Florence Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the storm. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the storm develops. Information is subject to change at any time.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for Hurricane Florence. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

If you are currently traveling or live in an area affected by Hurricane Florence, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

Florence became a named storm on September 1, 2018. 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.

Hurricane Florence is expected to strengthen as it moves towards the East Coast. If you purchased a policy prior to September 1, 2018, you may be covered to cancel or interrupt your trip.

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