Travel insurance providers often release position statements to identify how coverage applies to current events, most commonly when tropical storms are named. Once a tropical storm is named, travelers can no longer purchase coverage for that storm. The following is a position statements from the travel insurance provider, CSA:
Tropical Storm Patty
Tropical Storm Patty formed in the Atlantic Ocean yesterday, becoming the 16th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season. The storm is weakening as it drifts, with decreased winds near 40 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts further weakening by Saturday. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Certificate of Insurance 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, October 11, 2012.
If travelers have any questions or concerns, Squaremouth representative are available Monday-Friday from 9am-9pm ET at 1-800-240-0369 to assist.