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 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.