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Tropical Storms Nadine and Kristy form in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

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Tropical storm Nadine, the 14th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is currently located east-northeast of the Lesser Antilles islands and is nearing hurricane strength. Meanwhile, tropical storm Kristy has formed in the Pacific Ocean and is currently located southeast of Cabos Corrientos, Mexico. Swells are expected to create life-threatening surf and rip tides off the coast. If the storm diverts to the north, it could threaten the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico.

Travelers who purchased policies before the storms were named are encouraged to review the coverage details within their policies. Several travel insurance plans offer coverage for hurricane and weather related incidents if, for example, inclement weather causes a delay or cancellation of travel. Additionally, coverage may be available if lodging is deemed uninhabitable or an evacuation is ordered due to weather.

Although it is too late to purchase travel insurance for tropical storms Nadine and Kristy, future travelers should consider the effects of hurricanes and weather on their travel plans so that appropriate coverage can be purchased in advance.