Most travel insurance plans provide coverage for hurricane & weather related delays, interruptions and cancellations. The coverage can vary depending on the policy, ranging from common carrier delays to mandatory evacuations. Learn more about the differences in coverage in the Squaremouth press release, Travel Insurance for a Hurricane – What Travelers Need to Know.
Travel insurance carriers will often address specific storms in their newsletters or on their website. Travel Insurance Services recently blogged about Hurricane Paula. The following is an excerpt from the post.
Heading to Cancun? Hurricane Paula may have other plans for you. Although the storm is only a Category 1, it’s causing significant damage in Honduras, Mexico and other countries in its path.
The storm destroyed homes and forced schools to close in Honduras today with its 75 mph winds. It should hit the Yucatan Peninsula late Wednesday night and threatens to ruin the vacations of many in the popular tourist destinations of Cancun and Cozumel.
Forecasters warned of possible flooding and landslides and suggest tourists avoid fishing trips or water sports.
Many travel insurance plans will not cover a storm once it is named. Always refer to the certificate of insurance for details.