Irma is a named storm, so it’s too late to pick up travel insurance for your trip. But if you already have a policy in place, check to see if its protections have kicked in (depending on your coverage, they may not have yet).
“While a ‘watch’ is not listed as a covered reason to cancel, a ‘hurricane warning’ can be,” said Megan Moncrief, project management director for insurance marketplace Squaremouth.com
Travelers may be covered to cancel their trip if their flights are canceled or have extensive delays, or if their accommodations in the Caribbean or Florida are uninhabitable or subject to mandatory evacuation, Moncrief said. Florida residents who are under mandatory evacuation orders could also be covered to cancel.
Read the full CNBC article online here: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/07/with-florida-under-hurricane-watch-how-to-change-travel-plans.html