Last Updated: 02/18/2021 09:30AM ET

Hurricane Harvey was first named a tropical storm on August 17, 2017, and later developed into a 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 August 17, 2017 may have coverage for Hurricane Harvey, including Trip Cancellation and Travel Delay.

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

Harvey became a named storm on August 17, 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 17, 2017, you may be covered to cancel or interrupt your trip.

Travel insurance may provide coverage for you to return home to Texas, if your home is deemed uninhabitable due to Hurricane Harvey.

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