June 1st marked the beginning of hurricane season 2009. Each year’s season is unpredictable, and the storms don’t always adhere to the June 1st through Nov. 30th season. The 2005 hurricane season was the most active in history, and extended into Jan. 2006. According to cnn.com, an average season brings about four to seven hurricanes, some possibly being major storms of Category 3 or greater. By that reckoning, at least one hurricane this year could contain winds of 111 mph or more and could create a storm surge of more than 9 feet.
With such unpredictable conditions, it is wise to shop for travel insurance early. There is always a rush to get a travel insurance quote once the first storm is named, but by then, it could be too late. Any policies sold after a storm is named will not cover events related to that storm. Always refer to the certificate of insurance for details.