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2009 Hurricane Forecast

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Each year, the hurricane season intimidates travelers and impacts vacation plans.  Travel insurance provides additional peace of mind when planning a summer trip.  However, don’t try to buy travel insurance after a hurricane is named.  When a storm grows big enough to be given an official name, it’s assumed to be a “foreseen” event, meaning insurance won’t cover any related losses.

This season is expected to be average in strength, with potentially nine to 14 named storms and four to seven hurricanes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Last year there were six consecutive named storms that struck the U.S.:  Hurricane Dolly, Tropical Storm Eduard, Tropical Storm Fay, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Hanna and Hurricane Ike.

Caribbean countries, parts of Mexico, along with the states of Florida, New York and Texas, are traditionally at greatest risk of hurricanes. Early to mid-September is the peak of the season.

Read more about this year’s hurricane season and how travel insurance can protect you in the latest Squaremouth press release.