ST. PETERSBURG FL October 25, 2017 — Damage from hurricanes Harvey and Irma temporarily shut down schools in Texas and throughout the Southeast, causing some schools to extend the school year into the upcoming holiday break.
In the midst of one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons in history, some schools in Texas, Florida, South Carolina and Georgia are extending the school year to make up for lost days. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains how travel insurance can cover travelers if the extended school year cuts into their travel plans.
Some policies with Trip Cancellation can cover travelers who are unable to take pre-planned trips because of an unexpected extension of the school year. This type of coverage can get travelers their money back for airline tickets, hotels, and excursions.
Often times travelers think an extended school year means that classes continue into summer vacation, but in some policies, it can also apply to Thanksgiving and winter break, according to travel insurance provider, TravelSafe.
For travelers with trips affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma to be eligible for this benefit, they must have purchased their policy before their respective storm was named.
Squaremouth’s Hurricane Travel Insurance Information Center explains travel insurance coverage with up-to-date information for travelers whose trips are affected by a storm, including answers to FAQs and statements from providers.