Tropical Storm Dolly Officially Identified & Named By U.S. Weather Service on July 20, 2008

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This article was reproduced from the Travel Insured International monthly newsletter.

A Tropical Storm formed in the western Caribbean Sea off the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and was identified and given the name Tropical Storm Dolly by the U.S. National Hurricane Center at 11:45 a.m. EDT on Sunday, July 20, 2008. The storm was named after reaching sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.

As of a midday July 21, 2008 advisory from the U.S. National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Dolly has crossed over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico with its eye passing about 60 miles east of Progreso, Mexico. It is moving with sustained winds of about 50 miles per hour to the northwest. Dolly is currently predicted to strengthen to possible hurricane strength and make landfall during Wednesday (July 23) on the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico, near the border between Mexico and Texas.

Travel Insured travel insurance plans purchased at or after 11: 45 a.m. EDT on July 20, 2008 will not provide coverage for adverse weather claims resulting from Tropical Storm Dolly or its resulting weather pattern. Plan holders may contact our Customer Care Department with questions about this announcement.

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