Last Updated: 02/18/2021 08:58AM ET

Hurricane Gert was first named a tropical storm on August 13, 2017, and developed into the second hurricane of the season.

Many travel insurance policies include coverage for hurricanes and tropical storms that impact travel, as long as the policy was purchased before the storm was named. Travelers who had a policy in place prior to August 13, 2017 may have coverage for Hurricane Gert, including Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay.

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

Gert became a named storm on August 13, 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 August 13, 2017, you may be covered to cancel or interrupt your trip. Typically, a storm must significantly impact your trip to trigger coverage - such as rendering your destination uninhabitable or significantly delaying your flight to your destination.

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