The following position statement is from CSA Travel Protection.
“On Monday August 31, 2009, the National Hurricane Center issued an advisory that Hurricane Jimena is hundreds of miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and is expected to make landfall in the Magdalena Bay area late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Certain CSA Travel Protection plans offer coverage for some effects of a hurricane. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Certificate of Insurance or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For those plans that do offer coverage for hurricanes, please note that there is no coverage for this hurricane under any plans purchased on or after August 31, 2009.”
Some travel insurance plans will cover non refundable costs if a trip is cancelled because of a hurricane. In many cases, the policy must have been purchased before the storm was given a name. Coverage for trip cancellation due to tropical storms and hurricanes can include: mandatory evacuations, hurricane warnings, complete cessation of a common carrier or if the traveler’s home or destination is made uninhabitable. Always refer to the certificate insurance for details.