It’s too late to buy travel insurance to protect you from Hurricane Matthew. But those who already have a policy may be covered.
The key is to have a policy with hurricane coverage in place before Hurricane Matthew was named, according to travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.
Typically, policies require the hurricane to render your accommodations uninhabitable or cause your flight or cruise to be canceled or significantly delayed, according to Squaremouth. Some policies allow you to cancel if there is a hurricane warning in effect for your destination right before your trip, or if there is a mandatory evacuation at your destination.
Read the full Washington Post article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/travelers-in-us-change-plans-ahead-of-hurricane-matthew/2016/10/05/efb31510-8b1e-11e6-8cdc-4fbb1973b506_story.html