Travel Warnings

CSA Position Statement Hurricane Polo

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Released: 9/18/2014

Polo strengthened from a tropical storm to a hurricane Wednesday evening after moving into favorable atmospheric conditions. Some additional strengthening is possible over the next day or so before it moves into an area of stronger wind shear. The outer bands of Hurricane Polo are currently bringing rain to parts of the southwestern Mexican coast, where tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued. While the core of the system is expected to stay offshore, periods of strong winds, heavy rain, high surf and rip currents may eventually affect portions of the coast. Rainfall amounts of 5-10 inches are expected with isolated totals of 15 inches possible near the coast of the Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco. The heavy rain brings the threat of flash flooding and mudslides.  Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after Thursday, September 18, 2014. Please contact CSA Travel Protection with questions.